Sunday, March 02, 2014

Anguloa dubia

Anguloa dubia, taken from the front of the flower.  Anguloa dubia produces a profusion of five or six, yellow, scented blooms (per bulb!) that are a bit smaller than other Anguloa species but make up for it in numbers.  The frangrance has been described as alternately like Wintergreen oil or perhaps lemon oil, in either case, fairly pleasant.  In San Diego it blooms in the February/March timeframe, similar to the season in its native Columbia.  They seem to grow outside in San Diego without issue although a bit of protection from the cold Winter rains is probably a good idea.

Anguloa dubia, showing that famous Anguloa tulip-like shape, the photo being shot from the side.

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