Merry Xmas to ALL!! On the URL topic, let me mention once again, that the IPNI site is very useful for the spelling of scientific names. However, there is no information on the validity of the nomenclature. They do give links to what I guess are the original descriptions of the species, but I haven't bothered to figure out how to access them. Robert! Bird thou never wert. I too got one of the Eustephia darwinii at the Huntingdon, but I let mine go into dormancy. I have another eustephia, E. jujuyensis , (which may not be a correct name since it is not even listed on IPNI), from Paul Christian which has never bloomed. I encourage almost all of my "pancratoid" amaryllids (stemomessons, phadraenassas, eustephias, urceolinas, e.g.) to dry out and go dormant in the winter. Unfortunately, I don't have a very good track record with getting them to bloom, so maybe that's not what one should do. I also acquired from the IBS auction a tiny hippeastrum bulblet labeled "Sahuc 94-124" which my records say is a cross between H. EAE and H. traubii. It is putting up a very puny scape, and I am looking forward to seeing what it looks like. Here in Southeastern Pennsylvania, it is snowing - a white Christmas for the first time in a while. This has been an unusually cold winter so far (in the teens F; -7 to -12 C), compared to the last several years. I expect to lose some bulbs which have lived through the last couple of winters outside. But one must be a brave plant scientist, if one is to learn how to do it - right, JIm S. ? All the best, Dell -- Dell Sherk, SE PA US Zone 6. Amaryllids, South Americans, Cyrtanthus, Nerine, Hardy bulbs, and, after a lapse, Lachenalia and gesneriads.