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by Phil_SK
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Strange growth on Ariocarpus
Replies: 16
Views: 1112

Re: Strange growth on Ariocarpus

I asked someone who'd seen M. polzii in habitat whether it was more solitary but apparently not - it offsets like mad in habitat too. I find removing them reduces further offsetting and encourages longer spines and flowers. I had a monstrose Aporocactus flagelliformis once upon a time that was a sol...
by Phil_SK
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: mystery Aylostera (Rebutia, Mediolobivia)
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: mystery Aylostera (Rebutia, Mediolobivia)

Not in my '93 list either. :(
by Phil_SK
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cactus for identification please
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Cactus for identification please

Looks like Lobivia rauschii (Echinopsis yuquina).
by Phil_SK
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Unusual Copiapoa
Replies: 5
Views: 578

Re: Unusual Copiapoa

Ritter does illustrate his plant: https://www.cactuspro.com/lecture/Ritter-Friedrich/KakteenSudamerika3/page-360.en.html and says that a Backeberg illustration is it, too: https://www.cactuspro.com/lecture/Backeberg-Curt/Cactaceae6/page-285.en.html Graham Charles, in his Cactus File Handbook, says t...
by Phil_SK
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: New fora? Forums?
Replies: 29
Views: 6722

Re: New fora? Forums?

They are not sections to contain all of the posts about tephros or haworthias. They were not set up on a whim to see if we forum users liked them, to be killed off if we didn't. At the Tephrocactus Study Group meeting in May, we agreed to simplify our webpage to make it a single-page advert/signpost...
by Phil_SK
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Painting the floor
Replies: 8
Views: 877

Re: Painting the floor

White might be harsh on your eyes on a sunny day and black as a heat store is unlikely to have much impact in winter (will low angle rays reach the floor much?) but could elevate summer night temperatures, which you don't want. Grey seems a fair compromise and it's readily available.
by Phil_SK
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Disappointed
Replies: 12
Views: 1129

Re: Disappointed

The entry in Englera 16 "Cactaceae of South America: The Ritter Collections" indicates that he encountered it in March 1955. Only a few diaries cover this time, so it's easy to find. There seems to be only one spread for Cruz del Eje, in vol 21, spread 15-15a as numbered in the pdf. The gymnos are 1...
by Phil_SK
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Disappointed
Replies: 12
Views: 1129

Re: Disappointed

There've been photos of a couple of plants in the last week or so on the Klub kaktusářů Plzeň forum:
http://kkplzen.eu/index.php/forum?view= ... 3420#59709
and http://kkplzen.eu/index.php/forum?view= ... 3450#59776 it's easy to see why it's so sought after.
by Phil_SK
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Setiechinopsis mirabilis
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Setiechinopsis mirabilis

I wonder if the two are related. My plants seem to do better now that I cut or twist the dead flower off a few days after it's wilted.
by Phil_SK
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Identification for a lobivia please
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: Identification for a lobivia please

The spination at the top of the stem and the yellow flower (though I'd say not the shape or the white throat) look like Echinopsis aurea but the height, and maybe a bit of the bristliness of the spines, suggests it's a hybrid with something a bit trichocereus, spachianus, for example.