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Cacti identity

Post by Bonsai2 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:34 pm

A kind friend gave me a pot of Tesco Cacti which are not named.

I would be grateful for suggestions.
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Re: Cacti identity

Post by Diane » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:20 pm

I think the upper two might be dead, but the lower green plant is a Gymnocalycium, either mihanovichii or freidrichii, depending on the flower colour.
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Re: Cacti identity

Post by ralphrmartin » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:53 pm

Yes, I'm afraid the top two are gonners.

The one on lower left is an Echinopsis, but it could be one of many hybrids, or Echinopsis oxygona.

I agree with Diane about the other one.
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Re: Cacti identity

Post by Bonsai2 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:29 pm

Thank you Diane and ralphmartin for your replies.

On further examination, the top 2 are dead so I have repotted the lower ones.
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Re: Cacti identity

Post by ralphrmartin » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:28 pm

Actually, I'm now wondering after a closer look, now you have repotted them:

Is the one on the left actually just another plant of the one on the right, with slightly different colouration?

(Egg on face...)
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Re: Cacti identity

Post by Diane » Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:16 pm

Well, I thought it was a double-headed plant, Ralph...
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Re: Cacti identity

Post by MikeT » Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:34 pm

I took it as a doubled-headed plant initially, but looking carefully the 2 heads are different -different spines, different ribs, different rib markings. I think the left hand plant is either an Echinopsis or a Lobivia (and the other Gymno as Diane has ID'd). Should be easy once the heads flower...
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Re: Cacti identity

Post by Bonsai2 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:08 pm

Hello Mike, Diane and Ralph

I have taken another photo which I hope will make things clearer. It looks to me if the Cacti are joined.
Sorry about the previous one being less clear.

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Re: Cacti identity

Post by NickHitchcock » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:39 pm

I have no idea as I am also new to this. But I can say they look very nice.
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Re: Cacti identity

Post by ralphrmartin » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:22 pm

I think they are the same - left hand one also has "chins" under the spines, making it a Gymnoclycium, and stripy markings typical of the G. mihanovichii / freidrichii group of species.
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