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Mammillaria mimic

Post by iann » Tue May 21, 2019 2:37 pm

This Sulcorebutia thinks its a Mammillaria and has produced a nice ring of flowers
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Mostly just a coincidence, since it is quite a big clump
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A real Mammillaria, ring on a single head. Actually must be the second or third ring of the year, it seems to have been flowering forever.
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Re: Mammillaria mimic

Post by juster » Tue May 21, 2019 2:50 pm

Those are just beautiful flowers, which Sulcorebutia is it please?
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Re: Mammillaria mimic

Post by el48tel » Tue May 21, 2019 3:07 pm

wow!
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: Mammillaria mimic

Post by Diane » Tue May 21, 2019 5:40 pm

I have one with the same thoughts! Sulcorebutia vizcarrae HS449 with a full ring of blooms;
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Re: Mammillaria mimic

Post by iann » Thu May 23, 2019 6:14 pm

juster wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 2:50 pm
Those are just beautiful flowers, which Sulcorebutia is it please?
Call it almost anything you want. It has been called S. gerosenilis and S. hertusii, and it has been lumped into other species. I like it. Here is one with slightly larger paler flowers.
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Here is a close relative, S. patriciae, usually lumped into the same species as S. hertusii. They're almost identical, except the spines are yellowish and the bodies don't flush purple (in my greenhouse). The flowers on this one are a more uniform purple, but some have the same paler shading as the S. hertusii flowers.
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And here is another that is often lumped, S. rauschii. Same flowers, very different body.
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Re: Mammillaria mimic

Post by juster » Thu May 23, 2019 9:56 pm

Thanks Iann, it's a lovely plant whatever its name!
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Re: Mammillaria mimic

Post by iann » Fri May 24, 2019 9:42 pm

Diane wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 5:40 pm
I have one with the same thoughts! Sulcorebutia vizcarrae HS449 with a full ring of blooms;
You really could mistake that for a Mammillaria at first glance.
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