May 2017 - MAY BLOSSOM

May 2017 - May Blossom
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Re: May topic - MAY BLOSSOM

Postby FaeLLe » Fri May 19, 2017 5:00 pm

My Pelecyphora Aselliformis in full bloom :)
P.S. does anyone know if seed pods forming are on the older flowers or is that just old flower remains?

It came with a collection number GK078, anyone know what that is?

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Re: May topic - MAY BLOSSOM

Postby Aiko » Fri May 19, 2017 5:03 pm

I suspect the seed pods will emerge from inside the plant about a year after pollination, as with Ariocarpus. Even if this is not the case, I am still rather certain this is a dried out flower. Not a fruit.
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Re: May topic - MAY BLOSSOM

Postby Sheila » Fri May 19, 2017 11:15 pm

Hi,

I have three entries this time.

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Re: May topic - MAY BLOSSOM

Postby Chris L » Sun May 21, 2017 8:25 pm

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Re: May topic - MAY BLOSSOM

Postby FaeLLe » Wed May 31, 2017 11:04 am

Last submission for this month on the last day - Eriosyce Occulata gray green flower form :razz:

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Re: May topic - MAY BLOSSOM

Postby Jim_Mercer » Wed May 31, 2017 1:59 pm

Just opened in time - Mammillaria pseudoperbella
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Re: May topic - MAY BLOSSOM

Postby rodsmith » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:28 pm

I've been away for a few days but will announce the winner tomorrow. :smile:
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Re: May topic - MAY BLOSSOM

Postby rodsmith » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:57 am

Lots of interesting photos to judge this time. Those who came close were Liz M with her Gasteria glomerata (4 May), Jim Mercer with his Epithelantha micromeris (11 May), jfabiao with the Mammillaria guelzowiana (11 May) and Sheila with her Echinocereus fendleri rectispinus (19 May). The winner, however, with the clarity of the photo and the way the definition of the petals has been captured, is Chris L for his Echinonfossulocactus ochoterenaus (21 May). Over to you for the June topic Chris.
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Re: May topic - MAY BLOSSOM

Postby Chris L » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:32 am

Thanks Rod.

I've picked a topic for June.
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