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Amaryllidaceae sp ID please
« on: September 14, 2012, 11:15:25 AM »
Once again, this bulb is flowering now. No idea about the species, if someone could ID it, it will be great  :)
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Re: Amaryllidaceae sp ID please
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2012, 01:58:11 PM »
Fred,

What is the leaf arrangement like?  I realise it may not have any leaves now, but what sort of arrangement are they in when they are visible?  It's beautiful, whatever it is?  Reminds me of some of the smaller Brunsvigias, but a very dense flower head.
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Re: Amaryllidaceae sp ID please
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2012, 02:30:33 PM »
Looks like Cryptostephanus.
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Re: Amaryllidaceae sp ID please
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2012, 02:36:40 PM »
Looks like Cryptostephanus.
With those exerted stamens and long style?
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Re: Amaryllidaceae sp ID please
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2012, 04:18:42 PM »
Here is Cryptostephanus vansonii.

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Re: Amaryllidaceae sp ID please
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2012, 04:32:50 PM »
I guess not! Never grown it nor seen it in person while in flower.

 Some leaves and the root system would be nice to see. Maybe just an Agapanthus hybrid in early anthesis?
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Re: Amaryllidaceae sp ID please
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2012, 09:46:53 AM »
Fred said "bulb", but that may be a generalisation?  If a true bulb that rules out Agapanthus, although I see what you mean from the pic when you think in that direction.  Without any other information it certainly does look a lot like one.
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Re: Amaryllidaceae sp ID please
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2012, 06:45:39 AM »
more information would be helpful such as the height of the plant and if there is foliage now.
I generally only try to grow plants that don't want to grow here.

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Re: Amaryllidaceae sp ID please
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2012, 08:27:04 AM »
it looks like a Brunsvigia sp. You should post photos of leaves, even bulb and describe its growing cycle
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Re: Amaryllidaceae sp ID please
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2012, 08:12:35 PM »
Hello everybody, and sorry for late reply.. I was out  ;)
so, it's a real big bulb, no leaves at the moment, they will appear within 3 weeks I think.
about 4/5 large leaves, flat and rounded.

no more information at the moment, will take a picture later
winter growing species, summer rest and flowering... now  ;D

thank's for help,

Davey, look's a bit like the first picture but with much more flowers; the first time it flowered, it had the same shape and amount of flowers than today, so it's not a matter of young/old plant.
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