Mammillaria sheldonii

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Mammillaria sheldonii

Postby Gallows » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:30 pm

Mammillaria sheldonii flowering for me for the first time ever. Well worth waiting for!
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Re: Mammillaria sheldonii

Postby daiv » Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:32 am

Nice! Very similar to the grahamii flowers, but with a softer transition from white to pink.
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Re: Mammillaria sheldonii

Postby Arjen » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:07 am

nice flower!
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Re: Mammillaria sheldonii

Postby gemhunter178 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:34 pm

Looks nice! I like how the flower is on a small stem! =D>
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Re: Mammillaria sheldonii

Postby peterb » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:50 pm

Beautiful! I forget now if sheldonii is "accepted" anymore or thought to be just a synonym with grahamii.

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Re: Mammillaria sheldonii

Postby Tiggy » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:53 pm

Beautiful! I just love the way you get the two colours blending so delicately.

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Re: Mammillaria sheldonii

Postby daiv » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:08 pm

Anderson maintained it as a species, but the NCL placed it as a ssp to grahamii
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Re: Mammillaria sheldonii

Postby Minime8484 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:46 pm

Gorgeous! Congrats!

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Re: Mammillaria sheldonii

Postby CactusFanDan » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:56 pm

How delicate and beautiful! :D
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Re: Mammillaria sheldonii

Postby Gallows » Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:14 am

Thanks all. I love this cactus, one of my rarest and has only ever flowered this once.
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