Friday, March 12, 2010

Amanda potted up (and Cipteronias) from Chris Carley's NACPEC collecting trip two years ago

We cold stratified the seeds from that trip and most germinated last year, but some seemed to require another winter. Just beginning to germinate are Taxus chinensis, and Cephalotaxus sinensis. Cardiocrinums are large Lilies. It will take these plants a few years before they bloom but they sure germinated well.

Dipteronia is an unassuming plant whose claim to fame used to be that it was the "other" genus in the Aceraceae. Since the maples have been subsumed into the Sapindaceae (a family with well over 100 genera) I guess it's 15 minutes are over. 

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