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by rodsmith
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Titanopsis
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Re: Titanopsis

That's a lovely photo, David. Beautiful flowers.
by rodsmith
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A convenient thing about Lithops
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: A convenient thing about Lithops

They can certainly survive in extreme conditions. My lithops localis was scorched in last summer's heat but seems to have survived ok. Is this a current photo, Ian? If so, the new leaves are very well developed for mid March.
by rodsmith
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Titanopsis
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Re: Titanopsis

Very nice Ralph - but sun, what sun? :wink:
by rodsmith
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Meaning of AFF
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: Meaning of AFF

Nice plant and very easy to grow, offsets readily and grown by the thousands in Holland which is probably where this one came from, slow growing? - probably not. If it was slow growing and didn't have so many offsets it would probably join the list of sought-after collectable Gasterias. Stuart I di...
by rodsmith
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Name that Cactus
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Name that Cactus

el48tel wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:49 pm
I love the photo - texture n pattern are superb
One for this month's photo competition perhaps. It's open to anyone to enter.
by rodsmith
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Meaning of AFF
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: Meaning of AFF

Thanks Tony. I look forward to it flowering in due course.
by rodsmith
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Meaning of AFF
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: Meaning of AFF

Rod does .......... aff., aff., or affin.) is taxonomic terminology in zoology and botany. In open nomenclature it indicates that available material or evidence suggests that the proposed species is related to, has an affinity to, but is not identical to, the species with the binomial name that fol...
by rodsmith
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Meaning of AFF
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Meaning of AFF

I've just bought a rather attractive gasteria from a garden centre and unusually it has a name tag - Gasteriea aff. bicolor. It looks unlike bicolor and I guess it is a hybrid. Can someone tell me what AFF means in this context please? It will need repotting! Gasteria aff. bicolor 9 March 2019.JPG G...
by rodsmith
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Bedfordshire
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Re: New member from Bedfordshire

Welcome to the forum, Ham.
by rodsmith
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Enjoying the afternoon sun...
Replies: 15
Views: 1338

Re: Enjoying the afternoon sun...

My hugo-schlechteri opened in the sun today but it's a bit moth-eaten compared with Diane's.
Titanopsis hugo-schlechteri flower 24 February 2019.JPG
Titanopsis hugo-schlecteri 24 Feb 2019