Rebutia heliosa Theresae?

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Jura
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Rebutia heliosa Theresae?

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I've got this rebutia couple of months ago, and it was marked down as rebutia heliosa sp. Nova.

I think that it's theresae.

Let me know what you think!
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Re: Rebutia heliosa Theresae?

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It's obviously not Rebutia heliosa type. But the species is vary variable and could be R. heliosa ssp. theresae

http://llifle.com/Encyclopedia/CACTI/Fa ... r._teresae
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Re: Rebutia heliosa Theresae?

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See see see!!!!! I am right cacti flowers are some of the most beautiful of all flowers on Earth.

Thank you for sharing
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Re: Rebutia heliosa Theresae?

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Cacti flowers can be beautiful but some can have very tiny insignificant flowers and also some very big ones according to the genus.

Epithelantha bokei, with tiny whitish/yellow insignificant flower in the centre. The fruits are much larger and more spectacular than the flowers.

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To return to the subject there was an excellent article on spine variation in the Rebutia heliosa group by Ralph Martin in the BCSS December 2003 Journal for those with access to it. The type form is of course the shortest spined and attracted the most attention when found.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/154568542 ... 666647231/
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