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A Big Bend Sampler

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A Big Bend Sampler

Postby RobR » Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:42 am

I try to go to the Big Bend at least once a year. (I have some land there) Lots of great stuff to see. Here's a sampling of my last couple of visits.ImageAriocarpus fissuratus
ImageThelocactus bicolor
ImageEchinocereus enneacanthus
ImageCoryphantha echinus
ImageMammillaria pottsii
ImageMammillaria lasiacantha
ImageEchinomastus warnockii
ImageEpithelantha bokei
ImageGlandulicactus wrightii
ImageFerocactus hamatacanthus
ImageCoryphantha echinus v. robusta
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Postby peterb » Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:48 am

Gorgeous stuff! What general area is your land in? And generally, where do you find bicolor?

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Postby RobR » Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:52 am

My land is northwest of Terlingua, kind of hard to reach but lots of stuff to see on the way there. The historical site for bicolor is west of Lajitas but a couple of years ago I found the one in the pics from north of Study Butte. I saw the one in the pic and a couple others further from the fence but all private land so could not explore further. The population west of Lajitas is pretty big and you can explore there as it is on Big Bend Ranch SP.
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Postby peterb » Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:58 am

cool, thanks for the info.

I didn't see any bicolor last spring and was disappointed, but then, it gives me a reason to go back. :-)

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Postby daiv » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:44 am

Rob,
Man it just gets better! =P~ I really enjoy these habitat pictures. I have been dreaming of a trip to the Big Bend area for years. Perhaps 2010 will be the year. I haven't been East of Arizona or South of Colorado.

Thanks for posting!

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Postby Tony » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:07 pm

Wow! what a mix. That solitary C. echinus is amazingly spiney. 8)
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Postby John C » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:00 pm

Great pics! I also would love to go to the big bend area.
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Postby angelo » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:24 pm

hi RobR,it is always beautiful to see plants in their habitat,the cluster of ennecanthus is amazing.
thank you for shared these pics. :)
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Postby CoronaCactus » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:47 pm

More great pics, Rob.
I'll echo the desire to visit this area, a lot of the plants I like and grow come from there.
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Postby Saguaro123 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:50 am

Awesome habitat photos! Thanks for sharing! 8)
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Postby bruno » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:17 am

very nice plants and pictures, thanks for posting :D
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