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Meconopsis horridula alba ?
« on: July 15, 2008, 12:40:23 PM »
Just discovered this one flowering in my garden. Never saw a white M. horridula before.

« Last Edit: July 15, 2008, 05:33:24 PM by Magnar »
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Re: Meconopsis horridula alba
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2008, 03:54:24 PM »
Magnar

Did this arise spontaneously?
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Re: Meconopsis horridula alba
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2008, 05:04:42 PM »
Magnar,
There was a white horridula going about a few years ago but I never remember seeing any as good as yours, they tended to have rather small flowers, Yours is worth trying to get a good strain from. It might be worth pulling out any blue ones near by.
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Re: Meconopsis horridula alba
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2008, 05:30:55 PM »
I don't have other horridulas but this one flowering this year.

I was outside checking, and it seems this is plant was given to me as seedling last year. It is labelled M. forrestii, but to me looks like a horridula. Now does anybody here know what a M. forrestii should look like?

I will certainly collect seeds of this one.  :)
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Re: Meconopsis horridula alba ?
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2008, 10:10:24 PM »
Magnar,I think M. forrestii may be a sysnonym of  M. horridula  :-X ??? :-\
See this page for a photo from Branklyn Gardens which was labelled as M. forrestii........
http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=519.0

Also this photo : http://photobucket.com/image/meconopsis/Gentianagirl/Sommeren2007003-1.jpg?o=9
« Last Edit: July 15, 2008, 10:12:49 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Meconopsis horridula alba ?
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2008, 10:16:37 PM »
Also, see this old forum page for comment from hannelotte about a  plant she had grown as forrestii, she thought.....
http://www.srgc.org.uk/discus/messages/36/8843.html


Whatever your white plant may be, it is certainly most unusual and lovely.
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Re: Meconopsis horridula alba ?
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2008, 10:34:47 PM »
Thank you, Maggi

I grew this plant http://magnar.aspaker.no/Meconopsis%20forrestii.jpg  as  M. forrestii a few years ago, and it sure was monocarpic. So I will make sure to collect seeds of this white one.
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Re: Meconopsis horridula alba ?
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2008, 08:41:53 AM »
It's a stunning plant Magnar !  Beautiful !  :o
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Re: Meconopsis horridula alba
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2008, 11:42:08 PM »
It is labelled M. forrestii, but to me looks like a horridula. Now does anybody here know what a M. forrestii should look like?

If it came from me then I'm sorry for the misidentification, only realized last winter that my plants were misidentified horridulas (or pratti/racemosa/whatever the taxonomists fancy at the moment). M. forrestii is supposedly very close to M. lancifolia, with distinct seed pods having a very short to absent style. See the FoC treatment.

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Re: Meconopsis horridula alba ?
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2008, 11:34:37 AM »
Friends, I have had this comment from James Cobb:
" White horridula has been about for 30 years, currently I have lost it but I had selected a wonderful squat large flowered form and sent out much seed so I guess it is still about. Actually however carefully you select for form in Mecs they tend to defeat you.  M forrestii is a distinct species (according to Grey Wilson  anyway) It is a racemose blue flowered plant (i.e. just like M horridula_) but has a narrow seed capsule."
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Re: Meconopsis horridula alba ?
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2008, 10:23:15 PM »
Thanks for the info Maggi  :)
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Re: Meconopsis horridula alba ?
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2008, 06:30:41 AM »
Hello. This is my first time here.
I was trekking in North Sikkim in the Himalayas and discovered this plant.
There was only this plant in the whole region.


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Re: Meconopsis horridula alba ?
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2008, 07:36:01 AM »
Hi Basant..

Welcome to the Forum.

I think your white Meconopsis may be M. paniculata alba.
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Re: Meconopsis horridula alba ?
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2008, 10:02:09 AM »
Basant Welcome to the forum and congratulation to have seen this one.
Looks like it was a wet trekk as seen from the drops on the flower. (A very nice effect I think) I hope You had a great trekk.
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Re: Meconopsis horridula alba ?
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2008, 06:44:58 AM »

Thank you Joakim,
It rained most of the time during the trek but we were prepared for it and we managed to see more then 50 different high altitude Alpine flowers. It was a natural paradise.

 


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