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by Phil_SK
Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:49 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: and another
Replies: 9
Views: 2939

Re: Trollii or Celsianus??

The first pic is O. celsianus, the second I'm not 100% sure is an Oreocereus. Looks a bit like an Espostoa to me.
by Phil_SK
Mon Aug 07, 2006 6:15 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Opuntias
Replies: 2
Views: 1345

Re: Opuntias

I'm just getting back into cacti after a break of 6-7 years. Before circumstances forced me to stop collecting I was 'getting into' the smaller S. American Opuntias and the majority of plants I've bought this year have been Opuntias. I love them but they're very difficult to get hold of, as I think ...
by Phil_SK
Mon Aug 07, 2006 6:00 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Durable labels
Replies: 16
Views: 3399

Durable labels

I've just spent some time looking at what remains of my much neglected cactus collection (I've given it no attention, bar the occasional watering if it didn't rain, for about 6 years) I'm down to a paltry 36 plants from a collection that used to number 200-300. I'm struggling to work out names for s...
by Phil_SK
Mon Aug 07, 2006 1:46 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mamm Duwei roots
Replies: 6
Views: 2098

Re: Mamm Duwei roots

I'm giong to have to start paying closer attention to what Wilko's have in stock!
by Phil_SK
Mon Aug 07, 2006 1:41 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: identify plant please Solved
Replies: 7
Views: 2790

Re: identify plant please Solved

It's Pilea peperomioides. There's a fascinating story about it here: http://www.wildchicken.com/nature/garde ... puzzle.htm. It seems your purchase carries on a tradition!
by Phil_SK
Sun Aug 06, 2006 2:41 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A few to ID if possible
Replies: 28
Views: 6186

Re: A few to ID if possible

I think ovata is the accepted name.
by Phil_SK
Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A few to ID if possible
Replies: 28
Views: 6186

Re: A few to ID if possible

C. arborescens has grey/blue leaves that, whilst largely round, have a definite point at the tip. Mature plants seem to branch mostly from the base. C. argentea/portulacea/ovata or whatever has smaller, more rounded, green leaves and forms atypical tree shape. arborescens: http://www.richmond.edu/~j...
by Phil_SK
Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A few to ID if possible
Replies: 28
Views: 6186

Re: A few to ID if possible

I'd say that was A. subulata. The leaves on A. cylindrica aren't supposed to be more than 1cm long wheres A. subulata's can be up to 12cm, apparently. I guess those measurements are for mature plants (A. subulata can get to 4 or 5m!). I had a plant many years ago that was labelled Opuntia cylindrica...
by Phil_SK
Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:07 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A few to ID if possible
Replies: 28
Views: 6186

Re: A few to ID if possible

Some here: http://www.cactus-art.biz/gallery/Photo ... strous.htm
and here: http://public.fotki.com/PanosS/cristata_-_monstrose/
there's loads here on this German site (click the little red boxes for pics) http://www.wstarke.de/cristate.html
by Phil_SK
Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A few to ID if possible
Replies: 28
Views: 6186

Re: A few to ID if possible

Plants 'created' in cultivation, usually by crossing two plants together to make a hybrid are given non-Latin names, of which "Hobbit" is one. This website: http://www.lapshin.org/succulent/cras-l1.htm says Hobbit is a cross of C. portulacea and O. lactea. Monstrose and cristate plants are both exam...