September 2016 - Genus of the Month - Mammillaria

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September 2016 - Genus of the Month - Mammillaria

Postby Bill » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:55 pm

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Re: September 2016 - Genus of the Month - Mammillaria

Postby Tony R » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:50 pm

Do people not grow Mammillaria anymore? :wink: Tongue in cheek, for the highlight of my Mammillaria year was to judge the excellent Mammillaria classes at the Oxford Show earlier this summer where there were some magnificent specimens to be seen.

But no post here in the last fortnight, perhaps you are too busy repotting your recent acquisitions from the National Show and ELK, so thought I would start the ball rolling.

A selection of 2 year old seedlings, mainly from Mamm Soc and BCSS seeds:

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A fine M. senilis in Hamish McKelvie's collection I spotted in April, with dark red flowers rather than the more usual scarlet.

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A little M. solisioides coaxed into opening its flower late one November:

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Re: September 2016 - Genus of the Month - Mammillaria

Postby juster » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:13 pm

I have always been fond of M. plumosa, it used to be quite popular, especially the 'Golf Ball' form, which has more distinct heads. If I can succeed, here's a photo of one of mine, not a 'Golf Ball'.
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Re: September 2016 - Genus of the Month - Mammillaria

Postby AnTTun » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:53 pm

I take my hat down juster. Mine isn't even close to that white of yours. As a matter of fact, few times a year I doubt its alive...
Don't get life too seriously, you won't get out of it alive anyway :)
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Re: September 2016 - Genus of the Month - Mammillaria

Postby juster » Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:47 pm

Thanks AnTTun, I think it's grown on well this year and not been under any drips in the greenhouse.
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Re: September 2016 - Genus of the Month - Mammillaria

Postby DaveW » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:04 pm

Mammillaria saboae

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Mammillaria lenta

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Mammillaria sanchez-mejoradae

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Mammillaria guelzowiana

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Re: September 2016 - Genus of the Month - Mammillaria

Postby Tony R » Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:23 pm

Thanks Dave. Great plants and pictures as always, four worthy gems!
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Re: September 2016 - Genus of the Month - Mammillaria

Postby juster » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:18 am

M. carmenae
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Re: September 2016 - Genus of the Month - Mammillaria

Postby MikeT » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:43 pm

A few more
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M. bocasana, pink floored form.

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and another old favourite, zeilmanniana, the usual flower colour and the pink flowered form. Can't find a photo of the white flowered plant.
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Another carmenae. Lots of variation in spine colours, worth having more than one form.
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M. haageana, this one came originally as vaupellii.
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Another guelzowiana, hard to resist for growers or hoverflies, even though they seem relatively short lived plants (at least they are the way I treat them).
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Re: September 2016 - Genus of the Month - Mammillaria

Postby Tony R » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:14 pm

MikeT wrote:.... and another old favourite, zeilmanniana, the usual flower colour and the pink flowered form. Can't find a photo of the white flowered plant.

Thanks Mike. To complete your 'set':

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