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by David_L
Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: ELK 2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3933

Re: ELK 2010

Since I'm traveling with you Bill, this bar meet may be pretty much a certainty. :grin:
by David_L
Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: August Photo Competition
Replies: 86
Views: 27600

Re: August Photo Competition

Now a slightly tongue in cheek one. Flies on a Pediocactus knowltonii. I reminds me of one of of those mind bending MC Escher pictures. This is not a Photoshop job, photographed as it was seen with a Panasonic G1 with a Canon FD adapter and Canon 50mm F3.5 macro lens.
flies-among-the-spines.jpg
by David_L
Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: August Photo Competition
Replies: 86
Views: 27600

Re: August Photo Competition

A couple of entries first a sort of serious one. Sulcorebutia rauschii 'golden spined form' photographed with a Panasonic G1 with an adapter to use a Canon 135mm F2.8 FD lens with a Raynox DCR-250 8 diopter macro lens clipped to the front. Taken in available light, a single frame, no stacking of ima...
by David_L
Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Impressive and not so impressive flowers
Replies: 3
Views: 1368

Re: Impressive and not so impressive flowers

Difficult without a better view of the body, but your Lobivia looks like it might be close to Lobivia arachnacantha.
by David_L
Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Range of Eriosyce paucicostata
Replies: 50
Views: 8872

Re: Range of Eriosyce paucicostata

One more habitat shot.
Habitat6.jpg
Eriosyce paucicostata
A picture of a plant in my collection raised from seed from this population collected by Roger Ferryman in 1982. This has his collection number RMF57.
Eriosyce_paucicostata3.jpg
Eriosyce paucicostata RMF57
by David_L
Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Range of Eriosyce paucicostata
Replies: 50
Views: 8872

Re: Range of Eriosyce paucicostata

A few pictures of Eriosyce paucicostata in habitat North of Paposo and close to the sea from my trip with Mike in 2008. First the habitat. Habitat4.jpg Also at this location were Eulychnia sp. and Copiapoa cinerea var. haseltoniana. Some typical plants: Habitat1.jpg Habitat2.jpg Habitat3.jpg Habitat...
by David_L
Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lobivia famatimensis bonniae FK96
Replies: 14
Views: 3614

Re: Lobivia famatimensis bonniae FK96

My plant of ssp. bonniae has hitherto been non-flowering rather than free flowering, but who knows, perhaps it will now have got the habit? I have two plants of Lobivia famatimensis itself, one resembles yours and flowers freely. I also have a very handsome tight spined plant that looks gorgeous, bu...
by David_L
Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lobivia famatimensis bonniae FK96
Replies: 14
Views: 3614

Re: Lobivia famatimensis bonniae FK96

These plants probably grow a lot bigger in cultivation than in the wild, but the habitat pictures that I have seen do not show them sprawling. My plant seems happier since I have started giving a little more water.
by David_L
Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Eriosyce spec. paucicostata or confinis?
Replies: 9
Views: 2061

Re: Eriosyce spec. paucicostata or confinis?

This plant looks more like plants I have under the name 'confinis'. It does not seem to me to resemble typical 'paucicostata', but these plants are very variable.
by David_L
Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Some Choice (Thelocephala) Eriosyces
Replies: 17
Views: 3402

Re: Some Choice (Thelocephala) Eriosyces

I have odieri and maleolata in bud, but they look as though they will be a few days before they open.