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wanted; Schick Hybrids. Trichocereus Hybrids
BCSS. Mem. May 2000.
Echinopsis Swap Circle Mem.
I liked the picture of Echeveria nodulosa. Pictures of Echeverias in habitat are always very welcome............. Roger
On 13 September we arrived at Yecora in the State of Sonora to search for Mammillaria saboae fa. haudeana. It was not very difficult to find them as they are very close to the village. We also found M. wrightii ssp. wilcoxii (M. meridiorosei), Echinocereus tayopensis, Agave polyanthyflora and a Sedum species. Later I hitch-hiked several kilometers West and again found M. saboae fa. haudeana and also Agave polyanthyflora. There were other species of Agave but I could not name them.
The ferry from Guaymas was canceled because at the time hurricane Lane was approaching. This hurricane was one of the most devastating storms in 2006 costing $202 million in damages but it never reached Guaymas. So, while we contemplated about the fate of Guaymas and whether the ferry would resume the gulf of California crossing, we traveled to a small town near Guaymas called Empalme. Finding more or less the same species as in Guaymas. One must mention here that the Ferocactus convillei seem to start producing fruit when quite young and there was a swarm of caterpillars (no, not butterflies) which I think belong to some species of hawk moths. There were hundreds of them and it was impossible not to squash a few, unfortunately.
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