New member in Gloucestershire

New members, please take the time to introduce yourself and your collection.
User avatar
Nicevans
BCSS Member
Posts: 2
Joined: 01 May 2018
Branch: None
Country: England

New member in Gloucestershire

Postby Nicevans » Fri May 11, 2018 7:42 pm

Hi,
I have recently become interested in collecting all sorts of cacti, and have about 50 plants so far..... including Mammallaria, Gymnocalycium, Echinopsis, Rebutia, it’s a very addictive pastime and I will run out of space soon!
I bought a Gymnocalycium many years ago from a garden centre labelled Damsqii but I am not sure if this is correct.
Can anyone help, photo attached?
Nicola
Attachments
7085B55B-F5EF-4C6F-B937-419FA1D0EB91.jpeg
User avatar
rodsmith
BCSS Member
Posts: 2320
Joined: 17 Feb 2011
Branch: STOKE-ON-TRENT
Country: UK
Location: Staffordshire, UK

Re: New member in Gloucestershire

Postby rodsmith » Sun May 13, 2018 11:34 am

Welcome to the forum. I'm not sure about the ID of your plant. It looks like a gymnocalycium but doesn't really look much like damsii. Could be a hybrid.
Rod Smith

Growing a mixed collection of cacti & other succulents; mainly smaller species with a current emphasis on lithops & conophytum.
User avatar
juster
BCSS Member
Posts: 445
Joined: 17 Sep 2013
Branch: CROYDON
Country: UK
Role within the BCSS: Branch Show
Location: Surrey

Re: New member in Gloucestershire

Postby juster » Sun May 13, 2018 5:40 pm

Welcome to the Forum Nicola, most people here would agree that we have a very little addictive hobby! I agree with you Rod about your plant, it doesn't really look like damsii, which I have grown for quite some years. Enjoy your plants.
Croydon Branch member, growing mainly cacti and Echeverias
User avatar
Nicevans
BCSS Member
Posts: 2
Joined: 01 May 2018
Branch: None
Country: England

Re: New member in Gloucestershire

Postby Nicevans » Wed May 16, 2018 10:16 pm

Hello Rod and Juster,
Thank you for the welcome and suggestions re the real identity of the “Damsii”, much appreciated
User avatar
RAYWOODBRIDGE
BCSS Member
Posts: 439
Joined: 10 Mar 2012
Branch: None
Country: United Kingdom
Role within the BCSS: Member
Location: North West England
Contact:

Re: New member in Gloucestershire

Postby RAYWOODBRIDGE » Tue May 29, 2018 10:08 pm

Hi Nicola
G. damsii was put into G. anisitsii and is now usually called Gymnocalycium anisitsii subsp. damsii.
But to be honest your plant looks more like a straight anisitsii which has been getting just a bit to much sun.
Here is what a mature Gymnocalycium anisitsii should look like.
Attachments
g_anisitsii_b_600.jpg
g_anisitsii_b_600.jpg (64.16 KiB) Viewed 303 times
Ray

BCSS member 50155
Echinocereenfreund member 100
Cactus only collection mainly from seed, Echinocereus incl.Wilcoxia and Peniocereus.
Echinocactus,Astrophytum,Ferocactus,Stenocactus,Thelocactus,Opuntia,Cleistocactus,Oreocereus, Lophophora & Ariocarpus. Also Rhipsalis, Lepisium and Disocactus

Return to “Introduce Yourself”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests