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Hans J

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Apodolirion 2009
« on: June 24, 2009, 01:37:56 PM »
Hi all ,

in spring I have ordered from a nursery a Apodolirion spec. Xaba .....
here is a pic before I have plant the both bulbs
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Re: Apodolirion 2009
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2009, 01:40:34 PM »
The leaves was since this time always green but now I have seen that the slowly wilt ....

yesterday I saw to my big surprise a white bud .....and now today it is open :
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Re: Apodolirion 2009
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2009, 01:47:51 PM »
I have a lot searched on internet and asked many people about the ID of this plants ....
the owner of this nursery told me also where is this location Xaba ...and now after flowering I can say pretty shure this is :

Apodolirion macowanii

Not only the nice flowers make this  plant so beautiful....a good bonus is the fine fragrance :
after nutmeg ,elder ,and some other -really like a perfum !

Hans 8)
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Re: Apodolirion 2009
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2009, 02:41:16 PM »
What a lovely little flower, thanks for posting!

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Re: Apodolirion 2009
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2009, 04:57:06 PM »
Something unbelievableand absolutely unusual. Have never seen before
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Re: Apodolirion 2009
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2009, 05:07:38 PM »
Really beautiful!


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Re: Apodolirion 2009
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2009, 08:36:10 PM »
Very nice indeed Hans.
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Re: Apodolirion 2009
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2009, 08:43:33 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D

Thank you all for your compliments  :D
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Re: Apodolirion 2009
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2009, 09:43:41 PM »
Beautiful and special Hans !  8)
Never seen it !!
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Re: Apodolirion 2009
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2009, 10:15:51 PM »
Hans!  :o :o :o :o :o

Never even heard of the genus before, but very special flower and leaves.  I would definitely grow it for the leaves alone.  Really rather beautiful.  Another to add to my "must look out for" list.  ::)
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Re: Apodolirion 2009
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2009, 10:01:00 PM »
Hans,
a wonderful plant, leaves and flowers. I didnt knew that it is fragrant.
Best wishes,
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Re: Apodolirion 2009
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2009, 03:40:19 PM »
After I have seen the flowering bulb by Hans, I watered my pot and one flower from each bulb emerged (they are from the same source as Hans' bulb). Hans, I am agree with you: they are really strongly fragrant! I can add they have the same fragrance as Empodium plicatum: does this mean they have similar pollinator? Anyone can answer?
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Re: Apodolirion 2009
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2009, 10:06:09 AM »
Sometimes in the early spring, after the grasslands have been burnt in the Drakensberg foothills, Apodolirion bucananii (Natal Crocus) can be found in full bloom. Very little else is in flower at this time of the year and the Apodolirions can really stand out against the barren landscape. Together with certain species of Cyrtanthus, which also grow in these areas, they are also known as 'fire lilies'.
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Re: Apodolirion 2009
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2009, 12:20:45 PM »
The bulbs triggered by fire are quite fascinating, particularly as so many of them will still flower happily in a collection without us stimulating them with fire.  Some of course are more difficult than others.
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Paul T.
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