Biarum

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Biarum
« on: July 18, 2011, 08:55:49 AM »
Biarum davisii is a cute little Biarum from Crete and south west Turkey. Typically speckled with brownish mottling this form is without them and looks quite yellowish. I have it pot grown in my frost free greenhouse in London. I also have other typical forms and one with well spotted leaves.
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Re: Biarum davisii
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2011, 08:38:09 PM »
Here's a slightly more unusual aspect of Biarum the fruits. In this case B. tenuifolium from Rhodes. Often the fruits are difficult to see but show more brightly when the collapse. They can almost be buried in the ground.
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Alisdair

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Re: Biarum davisii
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2011, 08:05:08 AM »
Very interesting to see the fruits, John - thanks! This is such a quaint little plant, like a little gnome, always makes me smile  :)
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Biarum aurantiacum
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2011, 07:16:35 AM »
For Ori's fantastic picture of this golden gladiator click here and scroll down to the bottom picture in that message.
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Alisdair Aird
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Paul T.

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Re: Biarum
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2011, 11:12:02 PM »
Howdy Folks,

Just a quick pic of one of the Biarums flowering down south at present.... this one is Biarum eximium.  Growing in a small pot as you can see, and absolutely loving it!!  ;D

I hope no-one minds a southern hemisphere flowering mixed in with the northerns?  Also a good test for size etc of pics..... this OK for everyone?
Cheers.

Paul T.
Canberra, Australia.
Min winter temp -8 or -9°C. Max summer temp 40°C. Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only.

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Re: Biarum
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2011, 09:12:11 AM »
Great Paul, thanks; particularly good to have the southern hemisphere perspective!
Alisdair Aird
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Re: Biarum
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2011, 12:36:58 PM »
Thanks Alisdair.

I also have Biarum tenuifolium in flower now, so I'll try to get a chance to photograph it.  I haven't looked since yesterday, when it looked like it was just starting to open. 8)
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Cheers.

Paul T.
Canberra, Australia.
Min winter temp -8 or -9°C. Max summer temp 40°C. Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only.