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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2018
« Reply #165 on: September 06, 2018, 11:22:18 PM »
Colchicaceae Ornithoglossum undulatum in the Cederberg mountains, Western Cape, July.
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2018
« Reply #166 on: September 07, 2018, 06:07:30 AM »
Colchicaceae Ornithoglossum undulatum in the Cederberg mountains, Western Cape, July.
Wow! Something else I've never seen before!
Have you written up your trip for anyone yet?
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2018
« Reply #167 on: September 07, 2018, 10:50:54 AM »
Colchicaceae Ornithoglossum undulatum in the Cederberg mountains, Western Cape, July.

Great plant Ashley! Does anyone grow this? - I have had seed a couple of times but none has ever germinated.

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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2018
« Reply #168 on: September 07, 2018, 03:14:45 PM »
Wow! Something else I've never seen before!
Have you written up your trip for anyone yet?
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  Like the IRG, for instance????? Pretty please!!
Quite extraordinary plants for  some (most?) of us!
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2018
« Reply #169 on: September 07, 2018, 03:31:34 PM »
I was trying to be subtle, Maggi
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2018
« Reply #170 on: September 07, 2018, 05:35:12 PM »
Hard to remain subtle as an editor, fermi!  I admire your restraint!!  :-*
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2018
« Reply #171 on: September 07, 2018, 08:51:00 PM »
Thanks Fermi, Maggi and Paul; very kind.

We wandered quite widely in Western Cape and some adjoining areas of Northern & Eastern Cape provinces, but although Helen has the patience of a saint I didn't want to push my luck by spending too many rapt hours among the vegetation ;)
In retrospect my photos are disjointed and (mostly) mediocre so hardly do the plants justice or merit a proper write-up.  Evidently I was too excited to concentrate, like a kid in a sweet shop.  We'll have to go again ;D
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2018
« Reply #172 on: September 12, 2018, 04:15:12 PM »
Gladiolus watermeyeri from NZAGS Seedex 2011
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2018
« Reply #173 on: September 12, 2018, 10:34:49 PM »
Spectacular 8)
It makes you wonder what evolutionary pressures drove such extravagant colour and form.
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2018
« Reply #174 on: September 13, 2018, 04:14:12 AM »
Ornithogalum ceresianum

what's the size of this bulb? very big or a tiny one?

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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2018
« Reply #175 on: September 13, 2018, 05:03:57 PM »
and the scent!  I would smell it as I was walking, and then would look for the flower.
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2018
« Reply #176 on: September 15, 2018, 09:09:00 AM »
and the scent!  I would smell it as I was walking, and then would look for the flower.
Hi Diane,
I presume you are referring to Gladiolus watermeyeri - the scent of violets is so strong you would think you had a tray of violets in front of you rather than a single flower of the gladdie!
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2018
« Reply #177 on: September 18, 2018, 02:56:44 PM »
Hesperantha vaginata grown from seed and showing some variation
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2018
« Reply #178 on: September 19, 2018, 03:26:15 PM »
Gladiolus gracilis grown from seed from Gordon Summerfield in 2010; first flowered in 2015
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2018
« Reply #179 on: September 22, 2018, 02:36:30 PM »
Boophone sp. Port Elizabeth


Haemanthus sp. Giant form. This is possibly just a form of sanguineus or coccineus but it produces a massive pair of oval rubbery leaves.


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