March 2017 - Something from your favourite genus

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March 2017 - Something from your favourite genus

Postby Chris L » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:00 pm

March 2017 - Something from your favourite genus. Which genus is most represented in your collection?
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Re: March 2017 - Something from your favourite genus

Postby jfabiao » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:30 am

I can't decide on a favourite genus, but I do have a lot of Turbinicarpus and keep sowing new species/varieties/populations each year. This is one plant I didn't sow and not one of the best looking, but when it blooms it lights up the greenhouse.
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Re: March 2017 - Something from your favourite genus

Postby DaveW » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:43 pm

Favourite genus. I guess I should not put in anything other than Eriosyce sensu Kattermann then, although a lot of other genera are close runners up. I don't think Eriosyce and the rest are closely related, so still use Neoporteria sensu Donald & Rowley (1966) for them.

Neoporteria floccosa

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Neoporteria carrizalensis RMF 279

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Neoporteria chilensis, red flowered form.

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Fred Kattermann calls this pilispinus, but Roger Ferryman insists it is Neoporteria pulchellus.

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The black spined Thelocephala Esmeralda AWC 454 (flowers in habitat vary from white/yellow to reddish)

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Thelocephala esmeraldana FK 795 clustering brown spined form.

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Re: March 2017 - Something from your favourite genus

Postby Jim_Mercer » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:18 pm

I could use same plant as last month as Crassulas seem to dominate my "collection"

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Crassula Celia

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Crassula ovata 'Puff'

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Crassula tecta
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Re: March 2017 - Something from your favourite genus

Postby Liz M » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:42 pm

I don't have anything in flower or cacti but here are some succulents with great structural form.
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Aeonium percaneum which is almost shperical
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Aeonium simsii
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Aeonium aureum

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Agave victoria-reginae

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Agave potatorum
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Re: March 2017 - Something from your favourite genus

Postby DaveW » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:10 am

I like the monochrome one Liz and I don't normally like monochrome (or Other Succulents), seeing the world with "coloured eyes". :shock:
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Re: March 2017 - Something from your favourite genus

Postby Liz M » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:49 am

Thank you, Dave.
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Re: March 2017 - Something from your favourite genus

Postby Tony R » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:59 am

DaveW wrote:I like the monochrome one Liz and I don't normally like monochrome (or Other Succulents), seeing the world with "coloured eyes". :shock:

I would give it a huge LIKE too (tu) , Liz, if we had a LIKE Button. :wink:
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Re: March 2017 - Something from your favourite genus

Postby Liz M » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:19 pm

Thank you Tony. It's good to know that others can appreciate something that differs from the pictures that are normally put here. This is a monthly photo competition and it is good to have something that is a little different.
The LIKE button is a must. There have been several of us who have requested it over the years.
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Re: March 2017 - Something from your favourite genus

Postby Chris L » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:38 am

I am going to pick Liz M as the winner with the B&W Aeonium aureum (tu).

If we had a like button the winner could be chosen by everyone, much like we do with our mini-shows at our branch.
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