Eucrosia mirabilis, Ecuador

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  1. lorax

    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Eucrosia mirabilis, a member of the Amaryllis family native to Ecuador; this specimen is growing in Vilcabamba, Loja Province. This is often referred to as a "lost" species - botanical descriptions exist as far back as 1817, but the type specimen doesn't describe the flower well. The spectacular flowering spike was about 50 cm tall, with white stamens projecting a good 10-15 cm further than the green umbels. Flowers appeared before leaves after the dry season. It's an Ecuadoran native, thriving in biomes that get a distinct dry season (which is what stimulates blooming.)
     

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    Hallo



    I am a private collector of Amaryllidaceae.

    Now I found Eucrosia mirabilis.

    Do you have some seeds from this Eucrosia?

    Or a little bulb?
    Perhaps you know some one who can help me

    Thank you very much



    Kind regards



    Ton Wijnen

    The Netherlands
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Sadly, I no longer live in the house where this Eucrosia was growing, and I have never seen it outside of that one province. Telos Rare Bulbs appears to stock it, although it's not cheap.
     
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    GreenLarry Active Member 10 Years

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    Wonderful inflorescence!
     

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