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  RE: Strelitzia
From: Eric.Schmidt at ci.orlando.fl.us (Eric Schmidt) on 2000.09.08 at 15:31:51(5383)
The Royal Horicultural Society "Index of Garden Plants" lists several
cultivars of S. reginae inluding 'Humilis' (='Pygmae'). It describes it as
"...dwarf, to 80cm, closely clump-forming; lvs. ovate-oblong,
short-petioled; flowers disproportionately large, short stalked." Also, the
"leafless" form is S. reginae var. juncea. If anyone is in Orlando there are
nice specimens of this planted at Animal Kingdom in the Africa section by
the Safari ride. Some of the clumps are quite large, 3-4 feet tall. The
first time I saw them, there were no flowers and I thought they were a
species of Sanseveria until I looked close.
Eric Schmidt
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