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E. texensis in Tamaulipas

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E. texensis in Tamaulipas

Postby christos » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:16 am

The following photos are from a level muddy terrain in Tamaulipas, where Echinocactus texensis coexists with Astrophytum asterias and Mammillaria heyderi.
There are plants of various ages. Some have their top only sticked out, some lucky ones have found protection under another plant (the most beautiful cacti are almost always at protected places), some didn't make it and suffered a natural death, with the remains of their spines reminding their seased excistance over the place.
The coin I used for comparative measure is a 2 peso coin, which is about the size of a 1 euro coin.

Echinocactus "the horsecrippler" texensis ...

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In the last picture theres a Mammillaria heyderi at 9 o' clock, E. texensis at 11 and A. asterias at 12 and 2 o'clock.
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Re: E. texensis in Tamaulipas

Postby tumamoc » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:55 am

Nice habitat shots.
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Re: E. texensis in Tamaulipas

Postby Arjen » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:33 am

nice pictures! looking at them superficially you'd almost say this is the northern equivalent of a gymno
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Re: E. texensis in Tamaulipas

Postby peterb » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:46 pm

Cool! How great to see astro asterias in habitat also.

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Re: E. texensis in Tamaulipas

Postby cactuslee » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:50 pm

those shots are really neat.
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Re: E. texensis in Tamaulipas

Postby Ralf » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:11 pm

Great shots! Especially the last one is very interesting. TFS!!
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