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Paul Cumbleton

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Oxalis massoniana question
« on: October 22, 2017, 06:49:26 PM »
Oxalis massoniana is commonly seen in alpine plant collections and on the showbench. I was surprised to learn that in the wild it is very rare, known from a single, threatened site at the top of Vanrhyns Pass in South Africa. I was more surprised to learn that there is a yellow-flowered form called var. flavescens. I have never seen or heard of this form before - does anyone know if it is in cultivation at all in the UK?

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Re: Oxalis massoniana question
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2017, 07:30:29 PM »
As no-one has said they grow var. flvescens I contacted Graham Duncan at Kirstenbosch Botanic Garden for more information. Not even they cultivate this variety and he himself has not yet seen it in the wild. It seems pretty certain then that it is not in cultivation at all.

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Re: Oxalis massoniana question
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2017, 08:13:51 PM »
Yvain Dubois - Isère, France (Zone 7b)  _ south east Lyon

 


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