N. pachybolbus

April 8, 2009

Categories: Daffodil Types, Species

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Here’s a picture of the Fitch print from Curtis Botanical Magazine.  This picture  bears no resemblance to either the stem shown in the miniature collection or to the photo by Dennis Tsang in the IBS Gallery.  These florets are circular with rounded petal tips and, according to the text, are held in either a horizontal or pendant position.  The yellow anthers are three up and three down according to the text.  The peduncle is strongly ribbed on the two faces, making it quite heavy. The drawing was made from a plant exhibited at the Horticultural Society in February 1884.  In its native Algeria it blooms in December and January.




Kathy Andersen

Phoenixville, PA, USA


One response to “N. pachybolbus”

  1. Harold Koopowitz, California Harold Koopowitz says:

    Thank you Kathy. That is exactly what I have been talking about, but the drawing does not give a feel for the size and usually the anthers in the cup are a bit fatter. The ribs seem a little exaggerated here but the scape is rather flattened and grooved rather than rounder as in other tazettas. Harold
    At 08:54 PM 4/8/2009, you wrote: