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Who am I?

Post by Astro » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:38 am

I was a stowaway loose head in a pot of unrelated Conos, and I have been multiplying steadily for the past year or two. Just recently, I decided to dazzle my host with a stupendous bouquet, as shown below (in a 2" pot). Who am I?
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Dusty mystery Cono
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Post by el48tel » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:48 am

Ah yes ... the mystery blonde
Continuing a journey of discovery as I grow cactus seeds and offsets, and discover all kinds of wonderful plants in Cactus Nurseries. Just love Echinopsis, Lithops, Aeoniums and Gymnocalycium .... and....and .... now discovering Rebutia (thought I'd never bother having lost one a winter ago) and Sulcorebutia and Aylostera .... from where did those Echinocereus plants arrive?
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Re: Who am I?

Post by Terry S. » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:10 am

I think that you are probably Conophytum uviforme.
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Re: Who am I?

Post by juster » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:04 pm

Maybe now that you have a name, you can show more gratitude!
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Post by iann » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:35 pm

Very similar to my C. uviforme.
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Re: Who am I?

Post by Apicra » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:16 pm

I think you are a sample of Cono saxetanum. That rich diet of pine needles(?) has plumped you up!

Cono uviforme has much longer petals?

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Re: Who am I?

Post by Astro » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:28 pm

Thanks for the suggestions.

Yes, I seem to have a very close haircut indeed. No idea if petal length is that variable within a species (or what passes for a species in Conos) or not...

My neighbor is a C. rostratum, and that one has a positively gargantuan flower in comparison.
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