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by Apicra
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: NW LONDON CACTUS SHOW, Eastcote, Sat 27th July 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 148

NW LONDON CACTUS SHOW, Eastcote, Sat 27th July 2019

Harrow Show 2018 20180804_110457.jpg This year, well-known plant explorer, author and speaker Graham Charles will be judging BCSS Harrow Branch Show and bringing plants for sale. Graham is known for growing more unusual cactus species from seed.  There will be a spectacular display of amazing deser...
by Apicra
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Beiselia mexicana
Replies: 7
Views: 789

Re: Beiseilia mexicana

I suspect this is intended:

http://www.bihrmann.com/caudiciforms/su ... ex-sub.asp

Best wishes,
Derek Tribble
by Apicra
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Birmingham Branch
Replies: 2
Views: 1130

Re: Birmingham Branch

Hi Andy, I'm interested in repeating this for my BCSS branch. We have enjoyed DVD film evenings in the past, thanks to our member David Minnion. I see that the CareTakers films are intended for use by "facilitators" in educational establishments. Did you attempt to have a discussion between members ...
by Apicra
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: CITES query please Solved
Replies: 7
Views: 867

Re: CITES query please Solved

For CITES purposes, the EU is all one country and CITES does not apply to transport within one country. However, there are other laws you may break i.e. stealing property, or bringing nasty pests and diseases into the UK. Are holiday souvenirs worth it, when you can buy c&s so cheaply here? This ass...
by Apicra
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Are these Crassulas both the same?
Replies: 11
Views: 1201

Re: Are these Crassulas both the same?

Hi Folks, I am not particularly familiar with these tuberous Crassulas, but can quote Toelken's (1977) excellent Crassula revision for you. It is a shame these photos do not have locality data. ChrisR's habitat photos are not really typical of the Cape Snowdrop, since it is usually white and with fa...
by Apicra
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Othonnas
Replies: 22
Views: 3622

Re: Othonnas

Hi Tina, I'll bring that issue of Aloe magazine along on Friday and yet can get the full story about Othonna cremnophila "the most impressive species of the genus Othonna". It will fit in well with the SA Northern Cape presentation to Northampton & Milton Keynes BCSS branch, when I travelled with Er...
by Apicra
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aloe eminens
Replies: 14
Views: 2024

Re: Aloe eminens

Good to see someone growing this rare Somalian Aloidendron eminens.

Best wishes,
Derek Tribble
by Apicra
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Western Cape in late April...
Replies: 8
Views: 1166

Re: Western Cape in late April...

In general, April is not the best time of year to go plant hunting around CT. Many will not have revived after the long summer drought, but there are always some plants of interest to find. Bulbs are not much fun without flowers. Kirstenbosch - yes! A day pottering around in the Cape of Good Hope Na...
by Apicra
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Name for this mesemb?
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

Re: Name for this mesemb?

For a moment I thought this might be Smicrostigma viride, but the flower appears to be structurally different. Ever had a capsule?

Best wishes,
Derek Tribble
by Apicra
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Who am I?
Replies: 6
Views: 1451

Re: Who am I?

I think you are a sample of Cono saxetanum. That rich diet of pine needles(?) has plumped you up!

Cono uviforme has much longer petals?

Best wishes,
Derek Tribble