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Four Corners, House Rock spring 2012

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Re: Four Corners, House Rock spring 2012

Postby iann » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:10 pm

Fairly even year-round precipitation. I think the key may be that from about November to March much of it comes as snow. Now that's a form of precipitation that can really go a long way if you're a thirsty cactus.
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Re: Four Corners, House Rock spring 2012

Postby A. Dean Stock » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:54 am

First time I've not been able to view facebook photos on this site. Had to have a face book account to view. Also warned by security system to not view site. Sounds like a great trip Peter, wish you had called while in Kanab.
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Re: Four Corners, House Rock spring 2012

Postby peterb » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:34 am

hey Dean! I was in Kanab from 7 pm Sun to 6 am Monday. :-) I just never have any time in the spring because of my high school teaching! But someday. I am surprised that those links are acting up. I don't get why. Seems some people can see and some can't.

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Re: Four Corners, House Rock spring 2012

Postby A. Dean Stock » Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:18 am

Peter,
There has been a lot of discussion among Utah cactus taxonomists concerning the possible presence of Escobaria m. var. marstonii in northern Mojave Co, Arizona. The original type specimen was from Utah and was lost. Benson later named a new type from northern Arizona which later proved to be E. vivipara. Currently, Dr. Pinkava and others in Arizona do not recognized the taxon and it has not been found again in Utah. I doubt that any of the major cactus taxonomists in Arizona (other than possibly Marc Baker) have ever seen the plants you are referring to and it could be quite important in possibly recognizing the taxon to get a look at it. I've searched for it south of St. George towards Wolf Hole and along both the Hurricane Valley and Main Street Valley but have not seen the plant. Probably be easier if they are in flower. Hope you took photos and that I can get a look at them.
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Re: Four Corners, House Rock spring 2012

Postby tumamoc » Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:55 am

Whew! I only got halfway through, but these pictures are fantastic. The Pediocactus peeblesianus blooms are my favorite so far. Those and the colorful rock formations. Very cool. I'm not on facebook, but "Greg likes this"!
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Re: Four Corners, House Rock spring 2012

Postby peterb » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:24 pm

ha, well there is a thriving and very active and informed cactus community on Facebook and I have become a cactus evangelical to my normal friends there as well. :-)

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Re: Four Corners, House Rock spring 2012

Postby vlani » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:07 pm

"my normal friends" - I love the way you use words. :)
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Re: Four Corners, House Rock spring 2012

Postby daiv » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:30 pm

vlani wrote:"my normal friends" - I love the way you use words. :)


+1 / "daiv likes this too" -ha ha
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Re: Four Corners, House Rock spring 2012

Postby Peterthecactusguy » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:32 pm

BTW I couldnt get into the links last night either, and I could before. apparently Chrome was acting up. maybe I should try it in Firefox.. browsers these days all suck. They allow too many ads despite the adblocker plus, and I think they do weird things on purpose when you do try and make it so your entire page isn't covered with ads...

I was logged into Facebook at the time in another window, I dunno if they played a factor or not lolz.
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