Summer beauty - MS120511 -32 .

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M Swamy

May 12, 2011, 9:54:12 AM5/12/11
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Football lily. Haemanthus multiflorus, Amaryllidaceae.    With its numerous scarlet flowers grouped in a large round umbel on top of 30 cm long stalk, Haemanthus multiflorus is a novelty. The plant comes from tropical Africa and flowers in summer, when it is normally leafless. The arrival of the flowers every year will be a welcome surprise as they appear when the plants have completely "disappeared". They were in full bloom in Mysore last week.  However the photographs  attached were taken in Chennai a few years back.

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Gurcharan Singh

May 12, 2011, 10:46:39 AM5/12/11
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Yes Mahadeswara ji, often planted in pots in Delhi.

Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089 
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