Looking For A Particular Bulb - Help

sandhill_farms(10 NV)July 28, 2010

Greetings, this is my first post here. I know someone who is looking for "Hesperocallis Undulata" bulbs. I'd like to help him out but I have no idea what this plant is. Can someone shed some light on this for me. Thank You!

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winnjoe(MTL)

lots on Google but I liked this photo:

Here is a link that might be useful: Hesperocallis undulata

    Bookmark   July 28, 2010 at 9:02PM
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carol23_gw

Looks like seeds are the only option.

Here is a link that might be useful: Plants of the Southwest

    Bookmark   July 28, 2010 at 9:56PM
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sandhill_farms(10 NV)

Thank You winnjoe and carol123, and Thank You carol for the link, that's exactly what I was looking for.

Greg
Nevada

    Bookmark   July 28, 2010 at 11:20PM
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sandhill_farms(10 NV)

Well, I did a little reading and I guess this plant, Desert Lily, starts-out from a seed then in a year or so forms a bulb. It's the bulb the person I know is looking for, not the seeds.

Do any of you more knowledgeable people have any clues as to where I should look for these bulbs? Thanks for all your help.

Greg
Nevada

BTW...This person I know lives in the Netherlands, not that it makes any difference.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2010 at 11:42PM
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joshy46013

Is it Ton looking for the plant?

    Bookmark   August 1, 2010 at 9:40PM
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sandhill_farms(10 NV)

Yes it is...

Greg
Nevada

    Bookmark   August 2, 2010 at 4:30AM
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joshy46013

I'm looking for it for him as well, I just bought some seeds and sent him some of them, I have no clue where this plant can be bought! I've looked everywhere and I myself would love to have one too!

    Bookmark   August 2, 2010 at 2:11PM
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jewel106

it is far easier to send seeds than bulbs across the pond.also, as far as i know, this species is not commercially propagated and any available seed is probably collected from wild plants. this species is highly endangered and under no circumstances should wild plants be poached.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2010 at 4:21PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

A few folks over on the California forum stated that it is very difficult to keep the bulbs alive, and although the seeds sprout, they go dormant after a few months and never come out of it. It sounds like it might be necessary to recreate the conditions where it grows.
Renee

    Bookmark   August 2, 2010 at 11:49PM
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joshy46013

Jewel, do you have a link that it's endangered? If it's endangered it will be on CITES and we wouldn't be able to ship at all?

    Bookmark   August 3, 2010 at 10:49AM
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sandhill_farms(10 NV)

Do you have a link to that discussion on the California Forum. Thanks!

Greg
Nevada

    Bookmark   August 3, 2010 at 12:40PM
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jewel106

this species is not yet officially evaluated by IUCN, but each state ( California, Nevada, and Arizona) have their own conservation measures and endangered status in place so it may be in your best interest to check with officials of these states governments if you are at all worried. I'm quite curious as to what ton is doing with all these different species.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2010 at 6:32PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Here ya go, Greg.
Renee

Here is a link that might be useful: CA Forum discussion

    Bookmark   August 4, 2010 at 12:19AM
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joshy46013

Jewel,

He's a collector like a lot of us are, what else would he be doing with them?

Also, I checked and it's supposedly abundantly found in a few states so I don't think there is a problem of endangerment!

Josh

    Bookmark   August 4, 2010 at 3:37PM
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sandhill_farms(10 NV)

Joshy - I researched it some more and I never saw where it was mentioned that it was an endangered or proctected species. I happen to live where it grows although I've never seen it, but then I was never looking for it.

Greg
Nevada

    Bookmark   August 4, 2010 at 4:30PM
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sandhill_farms(10 NV)

Thank you Renee.

Greg
Nevada

    Bookmark   August 4, 2010 at 4:32PM
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