What species can hybridize with G. Mihanovichii?

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What species can hybridize with G. Mihanovichii?

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A few I have wondering if they will hybridize?

G. Friedrichii
G. Damsii
G. Baldianum
G. Ragonesi
G. Stenopleurum
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You should be able to produce hybrids of all the Gymnocalycium spp. you listed. From fruit tree experience I know, that nurseries have produced a "plumcot" tree where one parent is the plum (Prunus domestica) and the other the apricot (Prunus armeniaca).
Also, I post every year an entry with the title "Naturally occurring Hybrid Claret Cup Cacti of Orogrande, NM". where one parent is Echinocereus dasyacanthus (Texas Rainbow Cactus) and the other Echinocereus coccineus ssp. rosei (Claret Cup). The offspring is known as Echinocereus x roetteri.
If one of the desired parents flowers earlier than the other parent, you can harvest the pollen from the "early bloomer" and place them in the refrigerator, until the other parent's stigma is ready to accept the pollen. Of course, you will need to keep bees, etc. away from the intended "mother plant" to prevent self pollination.
There is one member on this forum, with a name similar to "Hanazona", who does hybridize plants of the genus Astrophytum. He lives in Australia.
Perhaps he will be able to give you detailed information about the process of hybridizing cacti.

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I just looked in the "Member's Topics" part of CactiGuide and his name is "Hanazono". He does have a thread there and you can contact him, if you need to know specific information.
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Gymnocalycium friedrichii may not be a different species - http://llifle.com/Encyclopedia/CACTI/Fa ... riedrichii
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hegar wrote: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:08 am You should be able to produce hybrids of all the Gymnocalycium spp. you listed. From fruit tree experience I know, that nurseries have produced a "plumcot" tree where one parent is the plum (Prunus domestica) and the other the apricot (Prunus armeniaca).
Also, I post every year an entry with the title "Naturally occurring Hybrid Claret Cup Cacti of Orogrande, NM". where one parent is Echinocereus dasyacanthus (Texas Rainbow Cactus) and the other Echinocereus coccineus ssp. rosei (Claret Cup). The offspring is known as Echinocereus x roetteri.
If one of the desired parents flowers earlier than the other parent, you can harvest the pollen from the "early bloomer" and place them in the refrigerator, until the other parent's stigma is ready to accept the pollen. Of course, you will need to keep bees, etc. away from the intended "mother plant" to prevent self pollination.
There is one member on this forum, with a name similar to "Hanazona", who does hybridize plants of the genus Astrophytum. He lives in Australia.
Perhaps he will be able to give you detailed information about the process of hybridizing cacti.

Harald
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Re: What species can hybridize with G. Mihanovichii?

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greenknight wrote: Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:21 pm Gymnocalycium friedrichii may not be a different species - http://llifle.com/Encyclopedia/CACTI/Fa ... riedrichii
Great to know 🙂
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