Astrophytum ornatum . . .

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Astrophytum ornatum . . .

Post by Cereusly » Tue May 08, 2012 2:57 am

. . . in bloom today. Cereusly, Tony
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Re: Astrophytum ornatum . . .

Post by CactusBoss » Tue May 08, 2012 3:48 am

my favorite Astrophytum species although i don't have any.
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Re: Astrophytum ornatum . . .

Post by majcka » Tue May 08, 2012 5:46 am

Veeeery nice flover. :D
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Re: Astrophytum ornatum . . .

Post by gemhunter178 » Tue May 08, 2012 7:46 pm

Cool! No red center!
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Re: Astrophytum ornatum . . .

Post by iann » Tue May 08, 2012 8:18 pm

Red centre is A. capricorne.
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Re: Astrophytum ornatum . . .

Post by Cereusly » Tue May 08, 2012 9:19 pm

gemhunter, here is the Astrophytum capricorne ssp. niveum in bloom last summer with the red center. It has buds on it now, but it looks like another week before they'll open.
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Re: Astrophytum ornatum . . .

Post by gemhunter178 » Wed May 09, 2012 7:06 pm

Oh, ok. Still pretty cool, but I thought all astros normally have red centers #-o .
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Re: Astrophytum ornatum . . .

Post by Saxicola » Wed May 09, 2012 7:14 pm

Astrophytum asterias, A. caput-medusae, A. capricorne, and A. coahuliense have red throats while A. myriostigma and A. ornatum do not. From what I understand, one of the arguments for recognizing A. coahuliense as a different species from A. myriostigma is that the flower has a red throat just like A. capricorne.
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Re: Astrophytum ornatum . . .

Post by iann » Wed May 09, 2012 8:31 pm

There are also other differences that set A. myriostigma and A. ornatum apart, so despite appearances they are considered as one group while A. asterias gets placed with A. capricorne.
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