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Amazing spination

Postby amanzed » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:19 am

Loved paging through these shots. Mammillaria candida is incredible. Love the spiffy M matudae too... so many more but those two made me stop.
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Postby Artur89 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:21 am

Ok, i come back with news ;)

SnowFella wrote:1.Image
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1. it's hybrid - probably Lobivia aurea x columned cactus
2. it's hybrid with features of plants: L.hertrichiana / L.schieliana / L.backebergii / L.wrightiana
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Postby SnowFella » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:23 am

Cheers
Have to say I'm enjoying having caught the "bug", never been much at all for growing things and just a year into it I'm now loving having all these cactii growing away wildly.

@Artur89: figured they'd be hybrids as the place they came from is tailored towards growing cactii for bigbox stores. Won't detract from the beauty of them though!
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Postby SnowFella » Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:22 am

More nice weather has brought more flowers :D

The Echinocereus papillosus finally opened some more, hoping for it to stay open the coming few days aswell as it's predicted to be even warmer.
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The 2 buds on my Turbinicarpus horripilus opened fully today.
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Another smaller Notocactus buinginii also opened.
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Mammillaria crucigera subsp. tlalocii...I think :lol:
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Mammillaria baumii opened one of it's 2 buds.
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Think this might be a Notocactus/Parodia of some sort.
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And an unknown Gymnocalycium.
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And last of the flowers, the last 3 buds on the Disocactus hybrid opened last night. Funny way of flowering on this one, opens during the night and then stays open for several days.
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And 2 random's.
Found what I suspect is a hybrid A. asterias at a regular plant nursery yesterday, just couldn't walk past it.
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And buggered if I know what happened to this Opuntia pad. :lol:
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Postby Arjen » Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:03 am

great looking flowers!
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Postby SnowFella » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:42 am

A couple of new ones today, all of them yellow flowering Mammillaria's. 8)

M. sphaerica.
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M. bocasana
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M. fuschohamata
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Ok, the last 2 are very pale yellow but still...just waiting for my M. surculosa to join in but it's still refusing to put out a single bud.

And couldn't resist taking a photo of this funky looking Gymno, very striking pattern between new and old growth.
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Postby Arjen » Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:49 am

that looks funky indeed! nice flowers too!
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Postby Lazz » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:37 am

Snails will do that too young opuntia pads.
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Postby SnowFella » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:27 am

Abrupt change in the weather here, went from scorching my inground living ones to trying to drown them overnight.
Just one Mammillaria that still opened it's flowers today, M. sphacelata ssp viperina.
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Suspect this G. damsii would of opened up with one more days worth of sunshine. :(
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Least I'm getting some new growth out of both my mystery Tephrocactus and Cumulopuntia pentlandi var. rossiana.
Tephro...likely a new segment taking off.
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Lot of fuzzy new growth on the Cumulopuntia, anyones guess what it will turn out to be.
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Postby SnowFella » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:48 am

:oops:
New recruits again :lol:

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Detail shots.

Cleistocactus of some sort, rooted cutting naturally.
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Unknown freebie, sat on a bench and when I commented about the size of the roots it was given to me. Apparently it had to much of said roots to fit their regular pots. :lol:
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Total unknown, but with those ribs and the fuzzy buds I couldn't walk past it.
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Notocactus/Parodia of some sorts, buds galore.
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Stenocactus
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Labeled only as Neoporteria
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Nice clustered Rebutia of some sort.
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Astrophytum myostigma nudum
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Likely Echinopsis subdenudata
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Postby Arjen » Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:29 am

nice new additions!

detail shot #3 is parodia sellowii
#8 is indeed echinopsis subdenudata

I really like the looks of that neoporteria!
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Postby SnowFella » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:24 am

Cheers.

Started thinking No3 could be just that after stumbling across photos of Notocactus/Wigginsia sellowii at cactus-art.

Got to try and find out where that perticular nursery get their cactii from as it seems to have a real diverse variety...stuff even the cactii nursery I generally go to don't have. 2 out of the 9 bought today is from that place, the 2 in smaller round green pots, and the rest from my regular place.
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Postby fanaticactus » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:46 pm

Isn't the big root guy a Sulcorebutia? It looks as if it will have quite a robust life. I don't know the species of #4 (Parodia/Noto), but I LOVE the spine formations! They look like starbursts. Overall, wonderful purchases!
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Postby promethean_spark » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:03 pm

The big root guy looks like a Sulcorebutia to me too...
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Postby SnowFella » Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:27 am

A sulco it is then :thumbleft: Looks alittle funny all alone in a big bowl though but even so it was touch and go for the roots to fit.

Bit warmer today and 2 Noto/Parodia's desided to play ball, one of them yesterday's purchase, still not warm enough for the G. damsii though.

Notocactus submammulosus
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Notocactus uebelmannianus
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