Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Ornithogalum Concordiana / Albuca Concordiana

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Name: Andy W
Ogden, UT (Zone 6a)
engineer1984
Jul 7, 2015 3:58 PM CST
Hi,

The database shows this as:



While the plant store shows this as:

http://www.telosrarebulbs.com/images/005_600x565_.jpg

Is the database showing a young plant? Are the two the same?

Thanks,
Name: tarev
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tarev
Jul 7, 2015 6:27 PM CST
To me, the photo on the database is just showing the blooming portion of the plant, where it makes a bloom stalk then the buds/blooms will appear. Then the photo you have from the plant store is the plant itself with its curly leaves, not yet in a blooming phase. Typically Albucas have fat caudex-like base, a bit buried under the media or half way and what is visible are just the leaves.

So it could be the same plant, just in a different phase of growth.

Plantomaniac08
Jul 7, 2015 7:10 PM CST
I agree with Tarev. There doesn't appear to be a database picture entry for the vegetative (leaves) growth for this plant, just the bloom stalk/flowers.

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Name: Andy W
Ogden, UT (Zone 6a)
engineer1984
Jul 8, 2015 7:44 AM CST
Awesome! I learned a new word too - Caudex.

Thanks again!

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