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Alessandro.marinello

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Zephyranthes sp. Peru
« on: October 03, 2010, 11:11:21 AM »
Hello to all
This Zephyranthes I have obtained from the coming seed from the Peru , much similar to Z. drummondii, the flower are scented ???


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Re: Zephyranthes sp. Peru
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2010, 10:39:26 PM »
That is lovely Alessandro, and scent as well! 8)
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Re: Zephyranthes sp. Peru
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2010, 02:55:34 PM »

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Re: Zephyranthes sp. Peru
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2010, 05:56:42 PM »
The extreme length of the tube is quite something.
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Re: Zephyranthes sp. Peru
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2010, 11:09:15 PM »
Thanks to all
Maggy, I have added other photos
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Re: Zephyranthes sp. Peru
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2010, 11:22:06 PM »
What a stunner Alessandro
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Re: Zephyranthes sp. Peru
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2010, 12:58:50 PM »
Thanks to all
the plant has  been identified by Ezeiza as Pyrolirion albicans :D
Thank you Alberto
« Last Edit: October 05, 2010, 01:12:24 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Zephyranthes sp. Peru
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2010, 02:19:58 AM »
Hmmmm... I don't think I've ever even heard of Pyrolirion before, unless it was mentioned in these forums somewhere?  Thanks Alessandro (and Alberto!). 8)
« Last Edit: October 06, 2010, 02:21:31 AM by Paul T »
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Re: Zephyranthes sp. Peru
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2010, 09:52:24 AM »
Found this link Paul: http://www.jstor.org/pss/4107105
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Re: Zephyranthes sp. Peru
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2010, 12:30:11 PM »
My French is very poor but a forum member has posted information about a yellow Pyrolirion here;
http://plantes-passion.forumactif.fr/les-bulbes-f7/pyrolirion-tubiflorum-var-aureum-t3457.htm
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Re: Zephyranthes sp. Peru
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2010, 01:27:48 PM »
and according to the IPNI, it used to be called Leucothauma albicans. I would have put in the link but it spanned 7 lines.  :o :o :o :)
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Re: Zephyranthes sp. Peru
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2010, 01:34:58 PM »
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Re: Zephyranthes sp. Peru
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2010, 12:41:06 AM »
Hi Paul:

           These bulbs are exceedingly rare in cultivation. They are like hot desert Zephyranthes with the main feature that the stigma branches are spoon shaped.

            And this may be the first time a picture of Pyrolirion albicans is seen.

The vermillion form of Pyrolirion tubiflorum is stunning. Sort of "Satan red" shade. It has been in cultivation on several occasions and offset like mad but it is difficult to keep it going with the right temperatures and after a few years they dwindle away.

Normally, they flower the first year only.

Best
Alberto Castillo, in south America, near buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Re: Zephyranthes sp. Peru
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2010, 08:40:59 AM »
Do they set seed at all? Would love to try seed here in Oz.
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Re: Zephyranthes sp. Peru
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2010, 10:39:51 PM »
Pat,

If they like hot desert conditions when they'll probably like your Aril beds.  ;D

Thanks for the info everyone. 8)
Cheers.

Paul T.
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