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by MikeT
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Small Opuntia ID’s please.
Replies: 15
Views: 705

Re: Small Opuntia ID’s please.

Chris in Leeds wrote: ↑Wed May 29, 2019 7:28 pm Did the second one come with the collection data if not it would be wrong to put it on the label (imo) I disagree with this approach to collection numbers, especially on a plant that is more likely to be propagated vegetatively than by seed. Many cact...
by MikeT
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Haworthia mirabilis v.paradoxa
Replies: 12
Views: 6899

Re: Haworthia mirabilis v.paradoxa

Watch out - if Bill's around he'll tell you to cut the flower stalk off!
by MikeT
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Hydration
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Hydration

Why do you think that not being firm means that they're not fully hydrated? One of the characteristics of Lophophoras is the rather 'doughy' feel they have, in contrast to most other cacti. If they have live roots, I would assume that they're actually fine. A dehydrated Lophophora would be even soft...
by MikeT
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: ID please
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: ID please

Looks to be one of the forms of Echinocereus pentalophus
by MikeT
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Newbie question
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: Newbie question

Thanks, Nick
by MikeT
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Newbie question
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: Newbie question

Very interesting, Phil, thanks.

So it's a Graham Charles system. I must pass that on to the plant database administrator at the Botanical Gardens.
by MikeT
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Newbie question
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: Newbie question

For example, for Ralf Hillmann's plants, a number by itself, e.g. RH1234, is probably seed raised,but a number followed by /n indicates a vegetative propagation of the nth particular clone of the original collection, e.g. RH1234/3. Sounds useful. Does 'nth particular clone' mean generations from se...
by MikeT
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Newbie question
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: Newbie question

Does this mean the plant is a vegetative propagation of his original plant? It could be from seed or an offset I suppose. Or both. No way of knowing Rebutias with collection numbers will almost always be subsequent generations from seed. My plant of Rebutia albiareolata FR761 would be better descri...
by MikeT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Busy Little Bee
Replies: 12
Views: 612

Re: Busy Little Bee

wildedges wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:51 am
Looks like a buff-tailed worker but since you're up north it could be the more scarce broken-belted bumblebee
Could it be a white-tailed bumble bee? What are the differences, if not simply the tail colour?