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Re: Haemanthus 2010
« Reply #150 on: December 12, 2010, 10:43:13 AM »
...and here a big bulb coccineus (from eb*y)
and 3 nice bulbs from Lauw de Jager (bought this autumn)

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Re: Haemanthus 2010
« Reply #151 on: December 12, 2010, 08:59:22 PM »
Here is a pic of my Haemanthus albiflorus taken a few weeks ago,it is setting seed now.

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Re: Haemanthus 2010
« Reply #152 on: December 12, 2010, 09:00:23 PM »
Hello Michael,

 :D

this is a very nice albiflos!

Here a picture with berries of Haemanthus spec. nova Lüderitz (bad quality from my mobile-phone)


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Re: Haemanthus 2010
« Reply #153 on: December 12, 2010, 09:02:49 PM »
Fanatastic Haemanthus Bernie! :o :o

A few of my H. coccineus seedlings have spots on both sides of the leaves (more on the back) - as seaching in www I could not find any picture of H.c. leaves with spots on the upper side of the leaves I suppose this spots will disappear when plants become more mature?
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Re: Haemanthus 2010
« Reply #154 on: December 12, 2010, 09:29:41 PM »
Bernie, these photos of the bulbs ... and those cute berries, are very interesting, thank you.  8)
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Re: Haemanthus 2010
« Reply #155 on: December 12, 2010, 09:43:45 PM »
Thank you Maggi
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@Hans A.
if i remember right then my seedlings of coccineus have also spots on both sides.

Here a "little gem":
Haemanthus humilis "Southkloof" (photos from 2009)

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Re: Haemanthus 2010
« Reply #156 on: December 12, 2010, 11:12:41 PM »
Brilliant to both of you  8)

Bernie love your Haemanthus berries

Michael fantastic amount of flowers on your Haemanthus. I was so happy just having one flower on mine.

Keep the pictures coming.

Angie :)
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Re: Haemanthus 2010
« Reply #157 on: December 12, 2010, 11:26:26 PM »
Bernie, your H. humilis is .. :P ::) :o
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Re: Haemanthus 2010
« Reply #158 on: December 13, 2010, 08:48:23 AM »
agreed!  ::)   :P  ::)
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Re: Haemanthus 2010
« Reply #159 on: December 15, 2010, 09:29:54 AM »
...and my coccineus with very narrow, long and canaliculate leaves and the flowers from september

today i got a message from Dee Snijman that she means that this "coccineus" with narrow leaves is a hybrid with crispus.

"The other plants really look like a hybrid, with one of the parents definitely Haemanthus crispus, the other probably being H. coccineus. You’ll see that the undersurface of the leaves has a faint thickened midrib, which together with the narrow width is characteristic of H. crispus. On occasion I have seen plants like this in the  wild, where there have been mixed populations of H. crispus and H. coccineus."

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Re: Haemanthus 2010
« Reply #160 on: December 15, 2010, 10:58:37 AM »
I don't grow Haemanthus myself but I like the plants and when visiting East Africa (Mount Meru, Tanzania) a couple of years ago I found this
Haemanthus/Scadoxus probably multiflorus, or what do you think? Unfortunately no berries!
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Re: Haemanthus 2010
« Reply #161 on: December 15, 2010, 12:51:05 PM »
Hi Hoy ,

thank you for your nice habitat picture from Scadoxus multiflorus !

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Re: Haemanthus 2010
« Reply #162 on: December 15, 2010, 02:38:51 PM »
A couple of comments:  Bernie, it's good that you went straight to Dee Snijman on the narrow-leaf "coccineus."  I've met Dee, and she is a nice lady as well as being very probably the best-informed person in the world on Haemanthus.  I have a few hand-pollinated [coccineus x crispus] seedlings growing on here in the greenhouse, but they are still a couple of years too young to bloom.

Nice picture of the Scadoxus sp., presumably multiflorus, Hoy.  I'm not at all informed about the tropical Scadoxus.  As Dee's 1984 book points out, the thin-leafed petiolate plants are no longer considered Haemanthus but rather Scadoxus.  Dee, Alan Meerow, and some other folks have looked at the DNA on these things.  I have PDFs of a couple of Alan's publications posted in my web site.  See the page at:
http://www.shieldsgardens.com/amaryllids/amaryllidaceae.html

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Re: Haemanthus 2010
« Reply #163 on: December 15, 2010, 08:37:48 PM »
Jim, thank you for the link. I've looked at it with interest.

I was a bit disappointed when I found this bright red star in the dark tropical rainforest and there were no seeds! Had been a fine reminder of the trip to the east African mountains.
Trond Hoy, gardening on the rainy west coast of Norway.

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Re: Haemanthus 2010
« Reply #164 on: December 21, 2010, 06:11:13 AM »
My friend Cynthia went to the Plant Sale in Tassie in October and bought this Haemanthus humilis ssp hirsutus from Marcus Harvey as a "dry bulb".
I potted it up in a hurry before going on Holidays and it sat on the verandah, unwatered until we returned 3 weeks later and now it is in flower!
258114-0

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Now how do I look after it!
cheers
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