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Echinocereus fendleri var. rectispinus

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Echinocereus fendleri var. rectispinus

Postby tumamoc » Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:55 am

The cool thing about living in the desert is the opportunity to salvage cacti that are destined to be obliterated by heavy construction equipment. The crappy thing about being in the desert is seeing cacti and ther habitat get obliterated by heavy construction equipment. Here's a rescued clump of Echinocereus fendleri var. rectispinus...

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Postby Tony » Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:08 am

=D>

Nice " Salvage" ! 8)
Its hard to imagine a clump like goin under a bulldozer. :(
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Postby Mark » Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:44 am

That's a great one Tumamoc.


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Postby vlani » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:00 am

Great plant!
From what I know the salvaged plants can be distrubuted within the state only. Is it true?
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Postby tumamoc » Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:29 pm

Tony wrote:Its hard to imagine a clump like goin under a bulldozer


...but this was only one of probably a couple hundred.

vlani wrote:Great plant!
From what I know the salvaged plants can be distrubuted within the state only. Is it true?


I am pretty sure that salvaged plants can leave the State of Arizona. However, with a few exceptions, cacti, ocotillo, etc. need a permit from the AZ Dept. of Ag. These cacti are often available from cactus rescue groups, either as a participant on their rescues where you just pay the cost of the tag ($5 for low-lying cacti) or through their plant sales.
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Postby TimN » Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:58 pm

Wow, beautiful plant! Congratulations....

From my occasional view of rescue/salvage here in the north valley in Phoenix, it seems like the low-lying plants are the LEAST likely to get salvaged. Generally, they will get all Saguaros and any columnars, along with big Opuntias.

The small stuff is not fastidiously removed from the sites in my observation.

The Tuscon CSS is having a show/sale on 5/10-11 and they have some salvaged plants for sale, Echinocerius and Saguaro according to their site. The Central AZ CSS has Echinocerius and small Mammillaria for sale from a recent salvage. Prices are generally $5 or less for small plants.

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Postby peter » Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:59 pm

That is really a nice haul! :)
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Postby vlani » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:00 pm

These cacti are often available from cactus rescue groups, either as a participant on their rescues where you just pay the cost of the tag ($5 for low-lying cacti) or through their plant sales

I do not live in AZ - so joining the salvage effort is not an option. Do any of the resque groups mail plants?
With couple hundreds plants to go under buldoser there is obviously some number that people did not dig up because there is a limited room in the back yard, limited available labour, limited track space.. So may be selling them out of state will make sence?
But on a bright side plants dieing natuarly too and that is life. Environmental impact is likely to be neglectable unless it is an endangered species that grows here only - not the case with any echinocerei. And probably nobody digs chollas anyways..
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Postby hob » Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:18 pm

now thats a great show i think its their way of saying thanks for the rescue :)
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Postby CoronaCactus » Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:37 pm

Nice! Awesome plant!
Good save Greg 8)

Was it already in flower or did they grow after you got it? Looks very happy in it's new home, free from the bulldozers!
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Postby woolykev » Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:32 pm

Did you get that for FREE? I'm jealous....
When's the next flight to AZ? Anyone know that? :D

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Postby iann » Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:45 pm

I'm growing this from seed. Nice to see what I'll have in another 20 years :)
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