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Cypella peruviana

Botanical Name: Cypella peruviana (added by D. Kramb, 24-APR-04)

Botanical Synonyms:

Hesperoxiphion peruvianum (D. Kramb, 24-APR-04)

Hesperoxiphion herrerae (Felipe Orrego, 30-NOV-08)


Irid (D. Kramb, 24-APR-04)

Common Names:

Goblet Flower (D. Kramb, 24-APR-04)

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General Description:

Yellow flowers, remotely similar to Tigridia pavonia. (D. Kramb, 24-APR-04)

Distinguishing Features:

Pleated leaves. (D. Kramb, 24-APR-04)

Short lived flowers, but a lot of them. (Felipe Orrego, 30-NOV-08)

Preferred Habitat:

Well drained, sunny (Felipe Orrego, 30-NOV-08)


Estimated at Zones 7b-9. (D. Kramb, 24-APR-04)

Native Range:

Bolivia, Peru (D. Kramb, 24-APR-04)

Peru and Bolivia over 3000mts. (Felipe Orrego, 30-NOV-08)

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Where to buy it:

Telos Rare Bulbs

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