Okapi

johnsonm08(5a)March 26, 2014

Hi,
I was fortunate to receive an off set of this a couple of years ago in a trade and this is the first flower for me. Its a sport of "Giraffe" and you can see the resemblance, but the petals are narrower and more ruffled (than my Giraffe at least).
MIke

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johnsonm08(5a)

And another..

    Bookmark   March 26, 2014 at 9:44AM
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johnsonm08(5a)

And the close up.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2014 at 9:45AM
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dondeldux

Mike,

It is just beautiful!!!

Now what do you mean by a sport? I know what a sport from an evergreen plant is.. but from a bulb? Is it an offset that just bloomed differently from the original mother bulb?

Is that the same beautiful bulb that Emarillys had at the top of his page on his older website?

Donna

    Bookmark   March 26, 2014 at 9:54AM
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johnsonm08(5a)

Hi Donna.

Yes it is the same as from the Emaryllis site.
When I asked he described it as a sport-- I assume you are right, an offset that bloomed differently.
Mike

    Bookmark   March 26, 2014 at 10:30AM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

Yep, a sport is a naturally occurring (unexpected) variation!
It could occur as an offset, but wonder if the term sport would be used if the same happened as a result of tissue culture or other vegetative propagation.
K

    Bookmark   March 26, 2014 at 2:43PM
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dondeldux

I'm fairly sure if there is an aberration due to tissue culture it is not referred to as a sport. It is a variant or aberration or variation. This is quite common in kalmia latifolia (mountain laurel) that have been propagated by tissue culture. In some cases the resulting plants can be better and prettier than the original. We have one plant in particular and in this case each year about 80% of the flowers on this particular plant have a much wider white band and one or two branches bloom true. Of course I'm not an expert so if someone know better please tell...

I believe that Komoriya produces most of their bulbs via tissue culture and that may be why so many of their bulbs don't seem to match up to their pictures!

Donna

    Bookmark   March 26, 2014 at 3:58PM
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dondeldux

Earlier this year my pot of Giraffes was rotting but I caught them just in time. I have recently replanted them, all 13 offsets and they seem to be rooting, most of them at least so, now I can dream that maybe one of them will give me a flower like your Okapi!!

Donna

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 8:49AM
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dondeldux

removing duplicate message

This post was edited by dondeldux on Thu, Mar 27, 14 at 15:43

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 8:52AM
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houstonpat(9a)

Looks very nice y'all.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 9:45PM
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johnsonm08(5a)

The second flower opened much more like I was expecting. All the tips are twisted.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 9:03AM
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dondeldux

That's a real beauty Mike, lets hope that like Giraffe it loves to produce offsets!!

Donna

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 4:09PM
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jstropic

Very, very nice Mike. Love the twisted tips. Like Donna, hoping you get lots of offsets.
Also re tissue culture, if I remember correctly, sports can be induced chemically and by irradiation besides naturally occurring mutations. Of course I could be totally wrong :) - J

    Bookmark   March 29, 2014 at 6:52AM
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dondeldux

I could be wrong too!!

    Bookmark   March 29, 2014 at 8:43AM
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