Notocactus & Parodia (scopa v rielii, tabularis and erubescens)

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Notocactus & Parodia (scopa v rielii, tabularis and erubescens)

Post by Chris L » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:05 pm

I always like it when the Notocactus scopa v rielii flowers as it has irritable stamens.
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Parodia erubescens
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Re: Notocactus & Parodia (scopa v rielii, tabularis and erubescens)

Post by rodsmith » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:55 pm

Well photographed, Chris. What do you mean by irritable stamens?
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Re: Notocactus & Parodia (scopa v rielii, tabularis and erubescens)

Post by Chris L » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:18 pm

rodsmith wrote:
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Well photographed, Chris. What do you mean by irritable stamens?
If you touch them they move.

I did a video of it a year or so ago. Always worth a re-show. Click the youtube button to get a bigger picture.... :grin:

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Re: Notocactus & Parodia (scopa v rielii, tabularis and erubescens)

Post by rodsmith » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:59 am

Fascinating - and a bit weird.
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Re: Notocactus & Parodia (scopa v rielii, tabularis and erubescens)

Post by Chris L » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:37 am

rodsmith wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:59 am
Fascinating - and a bit weird.
There are a few cacti that do it, but only a few. Not all Notocactus do it either. I suppose I must have spotted it when I was trying to cross pollinate some flowers.
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Re: Notocactus & Parodia (scopa v rielii, tabularis and erubescens)

Post by esp » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:39 am

Lophophora williamsii shows the same stamen response. I've not noticed it with other cacti.
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Re: Notocactus & Parodia (scopa v rielii, tabularis and erubescens)

Post by Chris L » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:47 am

esp wrote:
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Lophophora williamsii shows the same stamen response. I've not noticed it with other cacti.
I'll have to try one of those next time they flower. (tu)

I am sure I've seen one of my Copiapoa's do it, but can't remember which one, even indeed if I've still got it.
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Post by MikeT » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:57 pm

Don't have one in flower at the moment to check, but I'm sure Pterocactus tuberosus also has sensitive stamens.
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Re: Notocactus & Parodia (scopa v rielii, tabularis and erubescens)

Post by Keith H » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:45 pm

rodsmith wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:59 am
Fascinating - and a bit weird.
^^^^^^^^^^^ WHS ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

When my kids were younger we bought a sensitive plant when visiting the Eden Project, it did not last long I think it was over sensitive to the attentions of small children.
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Re: Notocactus & Parodia (scopa v rielii, tabularis and erubescens)

Post by rodsmith » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:03 am

Keith H wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:45 pm
rodsmith wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:59 am
Fascinating - and a bit weird.
^^^^^^^^^^^ WHS ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

When my kids were younger we bought a sensitive plant when visiting the Eden Project, it did not last long I think it was over sensitive to the attentions of small children.
I grew one of these from seed when our children were small. I think I was more fascinated than they were.
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