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Is Giraffe classified as a cybister?

Posted by dondeldux 6b (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 30, 12 at 18:02

Hi All,

I thought I had read somewhere that Giraffe was classified as a cybister but now I can't find it..so maybe I was wrong and it's not a cybister after all..Is it?

Thanks,

Donna


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RE: Santa Cruz

...now that I think about it maybe I was thinking about Santa Cruz..it Santa Cruz classified as a cybister?


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RE: Is Giraffe classified as a cybister?

Can you post a photo of Santa Cruz?
K


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RE: Is Giraffe classified as a cybister?

I know it doesn't look like a cybister..it is really tiny and my bulb is not very vigirous. I planted it in the ground this year and it has 3 small clear green leaves but it won't win any prizes in the growth department.

I've also seen other pictures of Santa Cruz and they are much much lighter than mine and with stripes. I bought mine from Maria several years ago so I'm sure it's the real thing...

This was taken last year, it has only bloomed for me twice in 3 years...

Donna


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RE: Is Giraffe classified as a cybister?

  • Posted by haweha 7/Germany/W (My Page) on
    Fri, Aug 31, 12 at 11:41

In VERONICA's book, "Giraffe" and, btw "Melusine" also, are not even mentioned.


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RE: Is Giraffe classified as a cybister?

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Giraffe kinda looks like a papilio hybrid to me.


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RE: Is Giraffe classified as a cybister?

That's what I was thinking too!
K


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RE: Is Giraffe classified as a cybister?

'Giraffe' is an H. papilio x H. evansiae hybrid

'Santa Cruz' is a vittatum hybrid I think, I've read this is a Fred Meyer hybrid.

I think Fred's hybrids are more species like than many others, it seems he stopped at the F1 generation.


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RE: Is Giraffe classified as a cybister?

So, neither of them are classified as cybisters...thanks!


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