Friday, 18 March 2005

Meconopsis wumungensis - Photos In The Wild

A lovely colour image of this new Chinese species on the Wu Meng Shan about 80 kms north of Kunming. The exact affinity of this plant to other Meconopsis is not clear: Haw in AGS Bulletin 48 part 3 suggests M. delavayi or M. lyrata, Although not clear in this image there are two flowers (1 plus a bud) on a single scape. It was described as annual - which is highly unlikely but may be monocarpic, both of which are not typical of M. delavayi. M. lyrata at this stage seems more likely. Pam Eveleigh.