Ok, here comes a very strange add. A. erythrorrhachis x A. gigas!!! the true hybrid nature of this plant has still to be investigated. Still there is a good chance that it is a true hybrid as it has be sown in 2009 and never gone dormant since. This could very well be derived from the "father" A. gigas. Personally I am very eager to see this flower one day!


The pollination itself had been undertaken by Bill Weaver in 2009 and some of the seeds had been given to Paul Licht, Director from the Berkeley Botanical Garden. All seedlings perished except one - this is the pictured plant growing under the careful hands of Paul.