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by lancer99
Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Mammilaria and Opuntia
Replies: 17
Views: 2692

Maybe that is why I never get anything from Arizona. If you are close to state line you may want to go to another town in another state and ship. I ship to California and they have similar laws. I believe though that if you ship them as perishable edible as a food item they do not need the certific...
by lancer99
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Qu'est-ce que c'est -- what is it?
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

O. orbiculata was suggested as well, but since the pictured plant is over a foot tall, I'd guess that it's a cutting and not a seedling.

-R
by lancer99
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Qu'est-ce que c'est -- what is it?
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

Qu'est-ce que c'est -- what is it?

I suggested in another forum that this might be a cristate/monstrose form of Austrocylindropuntia vestita and not a Consolea, but my suggestion was met with derision. Any idea what it might be? http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii249/spoon99/Opuntiaaequitans-1.jpg http://i266.photobucket.com/albums...
by lancer99
Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:10 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Mammilaria and Opuntia
Replies: 17
Views: 2692

I'd love to share some of the Opuntia, but I checked with the Nevada Dept. of agriculture today, and if I want to send any cacti pieces through the mail, I have to have an agent come out and inspect my cacti for pests first, and presumably check to see that I don't have anything illegal. Then, I ge...
by lancer99
Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:47 am
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Lancer99's Mostly Euphorbias Topic
Replies: 123
Views: 40001

It's especially upsetting because I know both of these plants were collected from the wild in Madagascar...although clueless me didn't know that a few years ago when I bought them. It's one thing to kill a plant that has been raised in cultivation, but losing a plant that was ripped from its native ...
by lancer99
Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:38 am
Forum: General-Succulents
Topic: Euphorbia stellaspina . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 2859

Just to be a little more pedantic/explanatory. The peduncular-spined species produce two types of spines (or thorns, or whatever you prefer to call them.) The first are "true" peduncles (flower stems). At the end of the peduncles they'll produce cyathia and flowers. Second are "non-pr...
by lancer99
Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Lancer99's Mostly Euphorbias Topic
Replies: 123
Views: 40001

Clay vs. plastic? E. mahabobokensis and E. hedyotoides are both Madagascan species, with approximately the same cultural conditions. I couldn't figure out why E. mahabobokensis (left) wouldn't grow over the summer, whereas E. hedyotoides (right) grew fine: http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii249/sp...
by lancer99
Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: General-Succulents
Topic: Euphorbia stellaspina . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 2859

Hijacking Tony's thread even more. Melt, E. stellispina, E. horrida and relatives are peduncular-spined species, and their spine growth depends mostly on where they are in their annual growth cycle. Increased spine growth after moving it into sun may just be a coincidence. Lack of spines doesn't mea...
by lancer99
Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: Succulent Identification
Topic: Not sure if these lovelies are cacti... Help please!
Replies: 6
Views: 1434

#1: Pretty sure this is E. decaryi var. decaryi and not a hybrid.
#2: Probably M. ritchiei, but could also be M. heteropodum or something else. Monadeniums are very variable in culture, which makes them hard to identify.

-R
by lancer99
Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: General-Succulents
Topic: Euphorbia stellaspina . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 2859

MitS, mine gets full sun during the summer, and has pride of place next to the glass in my sunroom over the winter.

Why do you ask?

-R
by lancer99
Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: How does this even work?
Replies: 6
Views: 1374

Dmyerswny wrote:When I moved this year everything fell off my schlum. Now it's just a stump.
I think you can get corrective surgery for that nowadays.

-R
by lancer99
Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Lancer99's Mostly Euphorbias Topic
Replies: 123
Views: 40001

Someone, who might have been me :) , pointed out that my "E. atroflora" differs significantly from the original description and is probably a different species. Bob Webb from Aridlands is looking into it, and will ask Len Newton and maybe Susan Carter, both euphorbia heavyweights. Euphorbi...
by lancer99
Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:18 am
Forum: General-Succulents
Topic: Euphorbia stellaspina . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 2859

Annoying, isn't it? It wants to grow at the wrong time of the year! Tony, I hope you don't mine a slight thread hijack. This is mine, which I think has produced a schizophrenic offset. The offset doesn't produce many spines, but the few that it does are huge (~ 2cm). http://i266.photobucket.com/albu...
by lancer99
Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Need help identifying two beautiful cacti please!
Replies: 13
Views: 1736

You may (or may not) be interested to know that the red flower like structure are actually not flowers, but rather bracts beneath the flower. the actual flower is the small round organ in teh middle. You may be even less interested to know that the small round organ isn't the flower....it's what th...
by lancer99
Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Succulent Identification
Topic: Unknown Succulent
Replies: 2
Views: 884

Harald,
Is the plant in the first two pics the same plant as in the last three pics?

The plant in the first two pics seems to have the classic growth pattern of a Jatropha, maybe J. gossypiifolia or one of the true Mexican species? Just a wild guess :)

-R