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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
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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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