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by Phil_SK
Sat May 25, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: An Unusual Hybrid
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Re: An Unusual Hybrid

There's Pygmaeocereus in the parentage of this hybrid, a lone plant from a packet of ADBLPS seed labelled (Haageocereus decumbens x P. bylesianus) x P. bylesianus. It thought about flowering last year but didn't in the end.
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by Phil_SK
Sat May 25, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Epiphyllum at night....
Replies: 13
Views: 788

Re: Epiphyllum at night....

It's a Curt Knebel hybrid. From my understanding of the footnote on http://www.epikakteen.de/06%20epilitera ... klatur.htm he is also responsible for the name change together with that of 13 others marked with an * on that page.
by Phil_SK
Fri May 24, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: David Hunt
Replies: 7
Views: 1085

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: 307

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: 672

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: 596

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: 589

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: 911

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: 384

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: 1062

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.