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And a few more

Post by RAYWOODBRIDGE » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:03 pm

Maybe not quite as ugly as M. hickenii (see other thread ) this is Maihueniopsis conoidea from last year ( no flowers this year ? ) and Maihueniopsis mandragora from today.
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Post by Mike P » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:28 pm

Hi Ray
Good work with the conoidea as I can’t get mine to flower at all.
Odd segment and flower colour for the mandragora as the segments usually have that slightly sea green colouring and pale lemony / white flowers. What colour is the stigma when it opens?
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Post by RAYWOODBRIDGE » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:55 pm

Hi Mike
The flower is a lot more yellow than appears in the photo ( only taken with the phone and late in the evening with poor light )
As for the segment colour there does seem to be more than a couple of different clones about, looking at plate 56 page 153 of Studies in the Opuntioideae it would appear the plant above is like Jl 288.
Of course some people don't class mandragora a species at all and think it is only a form of M. minuta which does have blue/green segments.
I moved the M. conoidea to a different greenhouse (well all Maihueniopsis in fact ) this spring and maybe that is why it has not flowered this year.
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Re: And a few more

Post by Mike P » Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:51 pm

Yes I tend to think of mandragora as being different to minuta by having the sea green epidermis and paler flowers.
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