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March 2017 - GotM - Notocactus

Postby Phil_SK » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:30 pm

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Re: March 2017 - GotM - Notocactus

Postby DaveW » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:17 pm

I'll be first and show willing, though I gather Notocacti are not as fashionable as they once were.

Originally from seed Hofacker sent me from a Prestle plant as Notocactus oligacanthus nom. nud.

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An oldie but still goodie, Notocactus mammulosus.

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Another variant from Hofacker seed labelled as Notocactus purpureus.

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Notocactus agnatae

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And that other old favourite, Notocactus rutilans.

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Finally Notocactus submammulosus ssp. minor STO 270 from Sierra Ancasti. This is a red flowering population of the normally yellow flowering N. mammulosus or submammulosus. It is found under both names.

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Re: March 2017 - GotM - Notocactus

Postby david_phil » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:42 pm

I don't know why they are not so popular as they are fairly easy to grow and have interesting spines and of course, beautiful flowers. A beginners joy. My favourite is ottonis.
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Re: March 2017 - GotM - Notocactus

Postby juster » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:37 pm

Notocacti are amongst my favourites; strange that they seem less popular now, as they are not demanding. Some lovely flowers from Dave and David; here are three more, all very different.

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N. buiningii


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N. graessneri


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N. scopa v. ramosus
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Re: March 2017 - GotM - Notocactus

Postby DaveW » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:43 pm

I acquired the same plant as N. scopa ramosus Juster, but think it goes around collections under the wrong name since it does not resemble the original picture of N. scopa ramosus

https://www.cactuspro.com/lecture/Osten ... 05.en.html

It is in the New Cactus Lexicon as N. scopa marchesii.

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Re: March 2017 - GotM - Notocactus

Postby juster » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:09 pm

Thanks Dave, that's really interesting, it's so easy just to accept the name on the label! I do have a very old N. scopa of the single headed form, which actually is much more similar to the original picture. I tend to be rather lazy about changing labels, but intend to change this one.
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Re: March 2017 - GotM - Notocactus

Postby DaveW » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:38 pm

What happened to April this year, since we are nearly in May? :???:
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Reason: changed March to May!
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