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by Phil_SK
Fri May 24, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: David Hunt
Replies: 3
Views: 174

David Hunt

Rob Wallace has posted on FB that: I just received the very sad news from Graham Charles that my friend and colleague David Hunt passed away on Sunday, 19 May 2019 (b. 1938; age 81) due to rapidly progressing cancer. David was one of the foremost scholars of the Cactaceae, and certainly was one of t...
by Phil_SK
Sat May 18, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Overwatering?
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Overwatering?

It'll be fine.
by Phil_SK
Mon May 13, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Fans for ventilation?
Replies: 19
Views: 428

Re: Fans for ventilation?

I like desk fans because they can sweep a good area. I'm mostly bothered by still air around the plants rather than where I can feel it.
by Phil_SK
Mon May 13, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cactus ID
Replies: 12
Views: 435

Re: Cactus ID

The sooner you kill it, the sooner you'll buy a replacement.
by Phil_SK
Mon May 13, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cactus species not in cultivation...
Replies: 13
Views: 403

Re: Cactus species not in cultivation...

I have a form which was supposed to have been collected in the wild by Dieter Herzog in the Sierra Calchique - although Graham Charles poo-poos it and says he thinks it is a hybrid. The flower is pretty similar to the cultivated form, but the body is a little fatter / darker spined / longer spined....
by Phil_SK
Sun May 12, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Size of grit.
Replies: 16
Views: 591

Re: Size of grit.

I've fixed it for you but for future reference it's the tick icon (it toggles the 'solved' on and off each time you click it). :)
by Phil_SK
Fri May 10, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Euphorbia esculenta
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Euphorbia esculenta

Esculenta implies it's edible - although given that most Euphorbia are poisonous, you'ld have to be brave to try it. Perhaps it was not humans for whom it was esculent... Or maybe you need to cook it. Manihot esculenta, also of the Euphorbiaceae, is poisonous raw but feeds the best part of a billio...
by Phil_SK
Wed May 08, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Genus Of The Month
Topic: May 2019 -GotM - Pfeiffera
Replies: 1
Views: 291

May 2019 -GotM - Pfeiffera

http://www.society.bcss.org.uk/index.php/may-2019.html

I suggest we make things a little less niche by taking in Lymanbensonia and the unrelated but similarly-shaped Lepismium and Rhipsalis, even though we've had Rhipsalis as a GotM before.
by Phil_SK
Mon May 06, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: U. pectinifera
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: U. pectinifera

It must've lost its original growing point so removing the large branch from the top won't really result in a 'normal' plant, since it will have to produce more branches to keep growing. But that could be a good thing. :shrugs:
by Phil_SK
Mon May 06, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Too much testosterone?
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: Too much testosterone?

I don't think any feature of Lobivia could be described as well documented. I've only observed it in L. pentlandii and L. pugionacantha. Over the weekend, I've had around 8 pentlandii in flower with 4 producing pollen but 4 not. My casual observation of one plant that has flowered for many years is ...