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Roscoea kunmingensis elongatobracteata



21st June 2005


Roscoea kunmingensis elongatobracteata is lilac to mauve flowered, the small undistinguished flowers obscured partially by the elongated bracts.

My picture, however, shows a large flowered yellow plant with moderate floral bracts. It was supplied to me in good faith, but it shows the sort of chaos that still exists in commercial stocks of Roscoeas.

This plant seems to be a form of R.cautleyoides, and flowered at the end of june, and then again on secondary growths at the end of august.

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I also have this form, which is a closer match to the species, but it doesn't have the elongated bracts that give the subspecies its name.