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Postby peterb » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:43 am

Starting my 2012 member topic a bit early to post the seed and plant order from MG I just sent in:

SEEDS:

Austrocactus
71.29-bertinii JN401 Ciudad Neuquin 4.00*
71.5-patagonicus JN605 Villa Regina, Neuq 4.00*

Echinocereus
182.61-barthelowianus SB1661 Magdalena Island, incredible pink fl 1.25
208.4-fendleri v kuenzleri HK267 ex. original collection 1.00
216.3-fitchii v albertii /17/ very fragrant fl, long flower season .85
216.6-fitchii v armatus JS47 /17/ Huasteca Canyon, shaggy dark sp .85
221.56-mapimiensis /16/ Acatita, Coah, thin spines, brown fl 1.00
250.51-reichenbachii v albispinus Tishomingo, OK, tiny clumper 1.00
253.6-russanthus v cowperi SB130 /17/ Lake Valley, NM, yellow spines 1.00

Echinofossulocactus
296.1-anfractuosus N82.009 Patria Nueva, Hgo, sine wave ribs 1.00
299.3-lamellosus /15/ 'hastatus', long centrals, huge pink fl .85
309.4-zacatecasensis SB18 /17/ Zacatecas, Zac, dark red centrals 1.00
309.43-multicostatus SB1147 /13,16D/ Los Imagines, Coah, 150+ ribs! 1.00*

Echinomastus
322.8-durangensis SB1089 /16/ Pedricena, Dur, TL 1.25
322.81-durangensis `mapimiensis' SB1090 Mapimi, Dur. 1.50
338-laui L1123 /17/ Salinas, SLP, fang like centrals 1.50
339-laui SB525 Salinas, SLP, thick curved spines 1.50
341.2-unguispinus GL607 /17/ s. Jimenez, Chih, black tipped sp 1.50
341.3-unguispinus SB1727 Rio Nazas, Dur, heavy grey spines 1.50

Escobaria
370.9-aguirrianus /16/ (Gymnocactus), reddish stem 1.00
381.1-guadalupensis SB910 /13,17/ Culberson Co, yellow-pink fl 1.00
388-orcuttii v macraxina SB372 Hidalgo Co, NM, clusters .85
390.22-roseana SB277 /17/ Los Imagines, Coah, small heads .85
394.1-sandbergii SB1168 San Andreis Mts, clusters of white stems 1.00
409-villardii HK308 Otero Co, NM, white spines tipped brown 1.00


Glandulicactus
442.743-uncinatus DJF615 /17/ Catorce, SLP, flabby stem, black fl .85

Mammillaria
686.4-halei /3,6,14/ stout straight yellow spines 1.00*
738.6-louisae se Guerrero Negro, short fat stem .85
849.5-pondii slender stem with golden yellow spines 1.00
903.2-slevinii SB1251 San Juan del Costa, BCS, on gypsum .85

Peniocereus
1173.93-cuixmalensis wide ribbed stem, huge tuber 2.00*
1176.9-marianus grows in coastal sand next to sea 2.50*

PLANTS:
Echinocereus
190.522-carmenensis SB1476 Sierra del Carmen, hairy seedlings $4.00
Echinofossulocactus
309.4-zacatecasensis SB18 /17/ Zacatecas, Zac, dark red centrals $3.00
Escobaria
380.2-duncanii SB909 /17/ Brewster Co, Tx, very tiny plants $4.00
380.7-duncanii SB1635 Brewster Co, Tx, very wooly form $4.00
410.46-vivipara v bisbeeana f. sonorensis SB161 nw Nacozari, Son $4.00
Mammillaria
552.8-albicans L1374 Dolores, BCS, from very remote place $3.00

I'm really looking forward to growing from seed again. I have taken the last two seasons off.

I also have a huge amount of repotting to do come "spring" (usually about mid-February here).

Already looking forward to a great new year of growing!

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Postby Tony » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:00 am

Really nice list, welcome back to the madnesss! :P
I grew the E. carmenensis SB1476 a few years ago from seed and have kept three, they have turned out very nice, you will like it.
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Postby peterb » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:44 am

I'm really looking forward to getting some reichenbachii albispinus going, esp the original collection from Tishomingo. These are different enough that Weniger thought of them as a different species, and I do remember seeing a very few at Santa Fe Greenhouses many years ago and being impressed by their odd characters, especially the incredibly thin flower petals and strange spines.

and of course, the best way to grow Echinofossulocactus is to get named stuff, otherwise it's all crispatus. :-)

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Postby majcka » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:19 am

peterb wrote:The best way to grow Echinofossulocactus is to get named stuff, otherwise it's all crispatus. :-)peterb

You couldn't be more right. I have two such things. Now I have to get some named pieces. I mean other than crispatus.
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Postby promethean_spark » Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:01 am

I've got the same problem with plants from a mixed packet of Echinofossulocactus. They're starting to flower and now I'm conflicted about breeding them.

I've been through the desert with an Echinofossulocactus with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain
La, la, laaa, la la la la... :lol:

I'm getting the multicostatus this year too. Hopefully there's more than one packet!
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Postby iann » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:56 am

South American :shock: :lol: :shock:
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Postby peterb » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:59 pm

Austrocactus is an honorary Echinocereus. Or something. I just love their spines and their flowers. What are they related to? I forget.

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Postby peterb » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:00 pm

promethean, love the lyrics there. although riding an Echinofossulocactus would probably hurt...

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Postby iann » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:16 pm

peterb wrote:Austrocactus is an honorary Echinocereus. Or something. I just love their spines and their flowers. What are they related to? I forget.

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Closest relative seems to be Eulychnia, and they are mixed up with the Hylocereeae and a few other strange things. Although the standard groupings place Austrocactus in Tribe Notocacteae, these seem to be closer to Pachycereeae, which includes Echinocereus (sometimes placed in its own tribe).
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Postby majcka » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:38 pm

Cacti are rude and impolite. If they don't have the tongue to tell me what's their name, they could at least have a label bearing the name. Ever since birth.
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Postby CoronaCactus » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:41 pm

Great list!
You'll really like the E. russanthus cowperae SB130. Perfet club shaped stems with centrals that stick out a bit. Great honey yellow flowers.
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Postby promethean_spark » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:33 pm

Maybe someday we'll be able to send a sample in for genetic testing for $10. We could index the whole mesagarden seedlist and be able to nail down most plants within a few km of where they're from and clear up a lot of controversy about various hybrid and monstrose plant's true lineage. 8)
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Postby peterb » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:42 pm

maybe such genetic testing could be on Maury!

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$10 or $5 genetic testing and biogeography maps

Postby amanzed » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:18 am

Yes, I'm hoping for the day of $10 or $5 genetic testing and biogeography maps.
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Postby Peterthecactusguy » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:23 am

heh,
I would be interested then in taking a few samples from plants that no one knows what their names are. I think through SEINET I have figured out a few tho ;)

Still have one that bugs me!
Here's to you, all you insidious creatures of green..er I mean cacti.
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