Sabina Swift swift at BISHOP.BISHOP.HAWAII.ORG
Wed Dec 13 13:33:53 CST 1995

I believe you are referring to tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa L.), which
has a fragrant flower with grasslike leaves.  I believe it is Mexican
plant, grown in the Philippines and in Hawaii.  In the Philippines, we
also call it Azucena.


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On Wed, 13 Dec 1995, Hugh D. Wilson wrote:

> Date sent:        Wed, 13 Dec 1995 14:56:44 -0600 (CST)
> Query sent to TAMU, please respond to:  jwallace at
> HELP!!! I am trying to find info about a bulb that grows in and around
> Bogata, Columbia, South America. It is called AZUCENA and I belive it
> produces a white flower. PLEASE
> Hugh D. Wilson
> Texas A&M University - Biology
> h-wilson at (409-845-3354)

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