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PTCG's 2012 topic.

Postby Peterthecactusguy » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:55 am

Yes it has taken a long time. My camera is fixed. Got tons of pictures :)
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First one is a the bloom of the rescued from the trailer park Echinocereus. Since it finally bloomed, which one is it?

ImageM. bombycina

Image M. glassii

ImageO. macrocentra (first Opuntia of the year)

Image Vlad's first flower (O. aciculata)

Image O. englemannii first flower of the year (2 days ago)
Image an interesting Cylindropuntia acanthacarpa flower. It's pure yellow.. and almost green/yellow at times. this year they are more yellow than green. There are some red ones around town too.
Image O. aurea with it's interesting pink flower.

Image Hatiora gaertneri
Image O. englemannii AFNM
Image close up of the flower.
ImageOrange O. phaeacantha flower

Image Orange O. ficus-indica flower. Most of the ones in BCC have flowers that look like this.

Image a rescued C. acanthacarpa .. with it's first bloom. I found it in the road after a storm. Picked it up, planted it roots and all and it rewarded me with a flower and it's got four more buds to go :)
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Re: PTCG's 2012 topic.

Postby Peterthecactusguy » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:06 am

some more pictures.
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Opuntia hondurenisis

Image Mammillaria microhelia
ImageMammillaria 'pink nymph' ( a hybrid between M. elongata and M. microhelia)
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M. hahniana
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M. mystax
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can't remember what this is lolz

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Stenocactis multicostatus.. it's been in bloom since I got it pretty much

Image Opuntia erinecea
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Postby majcka » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:24 am

Nicely done. Glad you got your camera fixed. Now you can hit some more. :D
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Postby Arjen » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:58 am

finally! ;) great looking plants and flowers peter!
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Postby Minime8484 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:57 pm

Fantastic plants, Peter!
Really love that Hetiora!
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Postby peterb » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:10 pm

Great stuff! I think the orange flowered one is engelmannii and the Stenocactus is vaupelianus.
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Re: PTCG's 2012 topic.

Postby RayC » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:23 pm

Very nice
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Re: PTCG's 2012 topic.

Postby Peterthecactusguy » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:41 pm

thanks all.

PeterB thanks for the ID help. I went with the label that came on the plant and forgot to check the Stenocactus. lolz
The orange flowered one is an O. engelmannii now that I look at it closer. Spines .. :)

I will take more pictures as they all bloom and grow. And yes I will take some more hikes :)

FYI on the Hatiora gaertneri the camera does NOT do the red colored flower justice. It is an intense red. :)
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Postby mughal113 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:15 am

great looking flowers!
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Postby Tony » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:26 pm

NICE! :)
That spiney mammilaria noid is very interesting? :-k
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Re: PTCG's 2012 topic.

Postby CoronaCactus » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:21 pm

Sweet!
The first Echinocereus looks like E. boyce-thompsonii.
The Mamm looks like M. melanocentra rubrograndis.
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Postby iann » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:12 pm

Lots of colour now in your yard.
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Postby Peterthecactusguy » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:54 am

thanks guys. I can get bad with names sometimes.

Darryl thanks. I think you are right on both. I remembered that my Echinocereus were likely not E. engelmannii but I forgot which one . I got the Mamm at DBG. lost the tag.


Ian thanks. It's sorta dry so my yard is messy minus where my cacti in ground are planted.
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Re: PTCG's 2012 topic.

Postby fanaticactus » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:42 am

And it's off to an impressive Spring spectacle in Arizona! You sure have great success with those "strays" that seem to follow you home, Peter!
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Postby Peterthecactusguy » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:43 am

well, in AZ most people hate cactus. In fact I could probably start a business removing cacti for people. I have gotten several pads out of the middle of the street. I have found cacti that fell off of cliffs, or someone found some and heard I liked cacti and gave them to be given to me because they didnt want them.
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