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Author Topic: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021  (Read 1412 times)

François Lambert

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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #30 on: February 25, 2021, 08:57:14 PM »
Cyrtanthus Falcatus flowering for the first time for me.  I have had this bulb for at least half a dozen years, purchased as a small offset.
Baked to perfection in the greenhouse last summer, and with our rather mild winter until end of January I noticed the developing flower stalk about a month ago.  Since then i have kept the plant on the windowsill, not the perfect location, but I don't have anything better for this kind unexpected events.
Does anybody know if these are self-fertile ?
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #31 on: February 25, 2021, 10:51:35 PM »
Francoise:

I had Cyrtanthus obliquus flower last year and it set seed well.  I pollinated by hand.

Seeds have germinated by some I have shared with.  Flowering period seems correct.
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2021, 02:09:07 PM »
4 seedlings from Arnold’s Cyrtanthus obliquus seeds -now
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2021, 06:51:57 PM »
Here's what I believe is Ferraria filiosa.

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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #34 on: March 02, 2021, 12:00:09 AM »
Here's what I believe is Ferraria filiosa.


Bizarre in a beautiful way Arnold; it looks more like a creature, a sort of octopus with brown arms :)
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2021, 02:52:12 AM »
Gabriela

I agree completely.

The pollen pouches sit just below part of the inner part of the flower so an insect gets a pat on the back when looking for nectar.


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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #36 on: March 05, 2021, 04:12:40 PM »
Cyanella lutea -Robertson  Silverhill seed started Feb 2017
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2021, 04:14:33 PM »
Cyanella orchidiformis from PBS BX 368
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2021, 04:17:52 PM »
Pauridia (Spiloxene) gracilipes ssp. gracilipes photographed 28 Feb.
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #39 on: March 09, 2021, 12:44:30 AM »
Silverhill's new website is now operational.  Each plant will have several photos.  There are already quite a few done, but they are continuing to add more.

https://silverhillseeds.co.za/2021/02/10/newsletter-4-february-2021/?v=79cba1185463
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #40 on: March 19, 2021, 12:22:07 PM »
Babiana tubulosa

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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #41 on: March 25, 2021, 07:02:09 PM »
Geissorhiza tulbaghensis   Seeds from Silverhill
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2021, 11:17:41 AM »
Interesting article on Lachenalia at page 9 of the following link - https://www.cactusandsucculentreview.org.uk/assets/downloads/2020/csr-march-2020.pdf
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #43 on: April 05, 2021, 06:47:52 PM »
Getting near the end of Lachenalia season.  Lachenalia zeyheri and Lachenalia liliiflora.
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #44 on: April 13, 2021, 07:29:08 PM »
Hesperantha vaginata
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