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Correct name for cono?

Post by conolady » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:27 pm

I have a cono labelled C. leopardianum. I'm thinking it should be C.meyeri 'leopardinum'. I tried the IPNI site to no avail. Can anyone help, please?
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Re: Correct name for cono?

Post by Phil_SK » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:46 pm

Try Conophytum leo*
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Re: Correct name for cono?

Post by conolady » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:50 pm

Thanks, Phil. Great tip! C. leopardinum L. Bolus has come up. I'll Google that....

Edited to add: Uwe Beyer has it listed as C.meyeri "leopardinum", I see.
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Re: Correct name for cono?

Post by iann » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:54 pm

No picture but surely would be C. meyeri. Considered a synonym, I don't know whether it has features that meaningfully distinguish it. Hang tight and fingers crossed one of the Conophytum experts will explain all.
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Re: Correct name for cono?

Post by conolady » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:57 pm

iann wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:54 pm
No picture but surely would be C. meyeri. Considered a synonym, I don't know whether it has features that meaningfully distinguish it. Hang tight and fingers crossed one of the Conophytum experts will explain all.
Thanks, Iann. It is definitely slightly spottier than another one of mine I found, but that is labelled C.meyeri 'leopardinum' as well. I may well decide to apply it to just the spotty one. Very scientific....!
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Re: Correct name for cono?

Post by ChrisR » Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:07 pm

leopardinum.....named for it's brown spotted sheaths! Another synonym of meyeri.
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Re: Correct name for cono?

Post by conolady » Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:12 pm

ChrisR wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:07 pm
leopardinum.....named for it's brown spotted sheaths! Another synonym of meyeri.
Ah ha! So nothing to do with the spotty bodies... Nevertheless, one of mine is definitely spottier than the other, so I might take the hint! Thanks, Chris.
First it was orchids, then, since c.2004, cacti and succulents. I'm into South African plants, mainly conos, lithops and haworhias, with a few cacti, especially 'posh' mamms, turbs and other smalls.
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