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Re: plant id Aloe?

Jim, yes I'd love to see it.

When I first got the name, Bulbine frutescens from Chris, I looked it up in
a few references and did not find any notation that it was bulbous, which I
found surprising given the genus name.  Since you mentioned it, I pulled out
Bryan - the bible on bulbs - and sure enough there it is. "Many have
swollen, fleshy roots...while others have a large tuber."   Interestingly,
the general common name for Bulbines is Compass Plant - which I've always
associated with Sylphium laciniatum.  Unfortunately, he does not mention
Bulbine frutescens.  He does, however, indicate that Bulbine bulbosa has
been renamed Bulbinopsis bulbosa.  This is reiterated in other books as
well.  There's also some Bulbinellas.  How to keep things straight? ;+)


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James R. Fisher"
> Looked like a bulbous plant when I saw the inflorescence. If
> anyone's interested, I have a bees-eye shot of a Bulbine bulbosa
> flower, bright yellow, with odd, feathery anther caps.
> -- 
> Jim Fisher
> Vienna, Virginia USA
> 38.9 N 77.2 W
> USDA Zone 7
> Max. 105 F [40 C], Min. 5 F [-15 C]
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