Friday, 21 January 2005

Meconopsis henricii


(Sichuan and Kansu). A purple flowered relative of the M. lancifolia type. It has large purple flowers and orange to pale yellow anthers. The character which distinguishes it from all other Meconopsis (except M. sinomaculata to which it is clearly closely related) is that the bases of the purple filaments are dilated. Two forms are described var genuina which is multiscapose and var psilonomma with only 1 or 2 large outward facing flowers. Has been recently grown from seed but like many of the purple Chinese M. horridula relatives likely to be difficult until we understand the needs better.


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