Plant ID forum: Plant ID request from new member

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Name: woofie
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woofie
May 27, 2016 9:27 AM CST
I got a Tree-mail from a new member asking about a plant she has. Looks kind of like an amaryllis to me. She says it produces lots of daughter bulbs, and I didn't think amaryllis were that prolific. Any thoughts?
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
May 27, 2016 9:41 AM CST
It is Hippeastrum (which is wrongly called Amaryllis). Some hybrids do multiply well but I can't say which it is.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jayjayc/2572716106/
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
May 27, 2016 9:57 AM CST
And she was given a name of (after a bit of searching for correct spelling) Valotta. Does that name ring any bells?
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Name: Danita
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Danita
May 27, 2016 10:18 AM CST
I found this info:
"Cyrtanthus elatus (Jacq.) Traub was previously known as Vallota speciosa aka as George Lily, Scarborough lily."
more info here: http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Cyrtanth...

Scarborough Lily (Cyrtanthus elatus)

I'm not familiar with the plant so I can't say whether that is what she has or not. Shrug! Pretty, though!
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
May 27, 2016 10:43 AM CST
Danita, I think you may have nailed it. The person who gave her the bulbs insisted that the name was something like "valatta/volata" ???"
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
May 27, 2016 11:09 AM CST
Cyrtanthus are probably best known for Cyrtanthus elatus also known as ‘Scarborough lily’ and previously identified as Valotta elata.


http://www.nurseriesonline.com.au/plant-index/flowering-bulb...

Cyrtanthus elatus Pink Form ? It looks so much like Hippeastrum!

http://telosrarebulbs.com/nerinecyrt.html
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
May 27, 2016 11:25 AM CST
Oh, oops. I see she had already posted this over in the Ask a Question area. Hmmm, should have checked before posting here. Anyway, looks like the folk there came to the same conclusion, so I'm marking this one solved. Thanks so much. Sorry for the duplication. *Blush*
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Tor2ga
May 27, 2016 3:00 PM CST
Thanx so much Woofie and everyone else who kindly responded to my sos. I believe that IS the information I had obtained. U all DID nail it. I think it was JRsbugs the flowers I have seen have been in orange. But the mother is a brilliant orange and huge. My friend has had it for like 20 yrs. My mother plant is really dull to hers. And again, she insists that they only come in orange. She's been wrong in the past. Pink would b AWESOME! Smiling

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