April 2013

A more in depth look at individual cactus species, a new one is added each month -managed by Hob

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April 2013

Post by DaveW » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:53 am

A seedling I had and unfortunately lost in a very bad winter, but it must be one of the most attractive of the viridiflorus forms. You can see the juvenile hair the seedling initially has at the base of the plant. The seed originally came from Kohres:-

Echinocereus viridiflorus v. canus.
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It was described in 2006 by Powell and Weedin:-

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Re: April 2013

Post by daiv » Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:07 am

That is a super spiny one! Sure is a lot of variety in that species.
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Re: April 2013

Post by DaveW » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:00 pm

Yes, out of flower you would not think they are all viridiflorus. Here's some other varieties or subspecies:-

This seed came as Echinocereus viridiflorus subs. standleyi but it looks more like an Echinocereus chloranthus ssp. cylindricus from the flower since standleyi is sometimes considered a synonym of E, viridiflorus ssp. correllii which has a green flower.
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Echinocereus viridiflorus SB167
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They usually flower in a few years from seed too.

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Re: April 2013

Post by iann » Sun May 05, 2013 8:24 pm

Var canus is a real looker even without flowers.
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Re: April 2013

Post by hoteidoc » Mon May 20, 2013 2:00 pm

Am doing a batch of seedlings of canus -- outstanding germination & very attractive, even as a youngster (3 mos.)! :D
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