Pachypodium mikea???

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Pachypodium mikea???

Post by ragamala » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:14 am

For the special attention of Nick_G, from whom I had a batch of Pachypodium seed which provided excellent germination results.

The strongest of the seedlings I potted up separately (I still have a number of brevicaule/densiflorum /horombense grown mostly together in a tray) surprised me this morning. It is now on a soiuth-facing windowsill having returned from its summer holidays outside.

This I thought unusual with its central vein, and now it has surprised by offering what (if it happens) looks like a flower with external at least red colour). The stem is about 12cm tall.

It's really a very attractive plant, so whatever its true nature (I am not a Pachypodium expert but can't tally this well with descriptions of mikea) I am very grateful to Nick_G for generously sharing his seed.

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Re: Pachypodium mikea???

Post by ragamala » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:22 am

Just for interest - a brevicaule hiding in the tray
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and another I forgot to sow until this year


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and another P. I forgot to label, but a nice plump little plant
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Re: Pachypodium mikea???

Post by Stuart » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:37 am

Is the flower attached to the plant?

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Re: Pachypodium mikea???

Post by topsy » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:45 am

Hi,

Is it April 1st? Surely this is a rose bud?

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Re: Pachypodium mikea???

Post by ragamala » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:55 am

Blush! :oops:

Spot on topsy. And now I have figured out how it happened. I shall burrow back in my hole. Still, it would be good for confirmation that it is mikea, and I still remain grateful to Nick_G.

See you next year when I will find something else to embarrass myself with..
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Re: Pachypodium mikea???

Post by ragamala » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:09 am

My only possible excuse is that I was bamboozled by finding today this Mammillaria berkiana 18 month old seedling pushing out buds.
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Re: Pachypodium mikea???

Post by conolady » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:53 pm

ragamala wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:55 am
Blush! :oops:

Spot on topsy. And now I have figured out how it happened. I shall burrow back in my hole. Still, it would be good for confirmation that it is mikea, and I still remain grateful to Nick_G.

See you next year when I will find something else to embarrass myself with..
It looks very like P. geayii to me...
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Re: Pachypodium mikea???

Post by Tina » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:38 pm

Hi
Its looks the same as my 2x pachypodium mikea plants.

Lots of pachypodium seem to look very similar, baronii, decaryii and rutenbergianum are the ones that you can differentiate but even then there are two diff baronii
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Re: Pachypodium mikea???

Post by Nick_G » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:09 pm

It's definitely Pachypodium mikea, trust me. Why do you think it's not?
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Re: Pachypodium mikea???

Post by conolady » Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:44 pm

I just read it up and apparently it looks just like geayi apart from the flowers, which are more like lamerei.
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