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Rohdea aurantiaca MD97-099 (syn. Tupistra)
Rohdea aurantiaca MD97-099 (syn. Tupistra)
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Family: Asparagaceae
Hardiness: Zones 8-10
Mature Size: 12"-18"
Exposure: Shade-Pt Shade
Bloom Time: Sept-Nov
Moisture Needs: Moist
Deer Resistant:
Origin: China
Price: $30.00
Pot Size: Large Band Pot

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)

Product Code: P4335

Collected as Tupistra in 1997 in the Cangshan above Dali at 10,000'.  This was in a slump of debris on the road from the cliff above and located just past the 1981 SBEC collection of Rhododendron edgeworthii which was recognizable from expedition photos as the same plant growing on top of the same massive boulder.  Narrow evergreen keeled leaves create a dense clump.  Flowers a basal persistent cudgel of green buds which open to small strange green flowers turning to amber drops with age which delight the botanically inclined. This was fairly recently moved from Tupistra to Campylandra and in 2003 into Rohdea for those of you keeping taxonomic scorecards.  A Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy Offering.