Unknown natural hybrid?

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Abgeschickt von Peter Corkhill am 26 Mai, 2002 um 20:55:04

Here is a picture of a plant that puzzles me. I know it is very difficult to tell from a photograph but what is your guess! The stem and ovary are hairy but not densely hairy. It is late to flower and has produced a double and this together with the pollen (which has reduced viability) indicates hybrid origin. The large flower opens on a tall stem after the leaves. Perhaps it is just another form of ventricosum? but the flower reminds me both of franchetti and of tibeticum and macranthos. No information on the origin but it was probably wild collected from Northern China some years ago.




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