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by Pattock
Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Some Stapeliads today
Replies: 21
Views: 496

Re: Some Stapeliads today

I wouldn’t touch botanical-archive with a barge pole. Just take a look at his negative feedback. I did buy a few stapeliad cuttings from him years ago, and they were completely shrivelled, close to death. He uses stock photos - never a photo of the cuttings he sells, always a bad sign. The seeds we...
by Pattock
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Some Stapeliads today
Replies: 21
Views: 496

Re: Some Stapeliads today

Though for best value, some bloke called Ralph will sell you five very nice species of actual growing plant for a tenner plus p&p or equivalent in barter. https://www.rrm.me.uk/Cacti/forsale.php Apteranthes burchardii Orbea variegata Stapelia asterias v. lucida Stapelia kwebensis v. albipilosa Tromo...
by Pattock
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Some Stapeliads today
Replies: 21
Views: 496

Re: Some Stapeliads today

I don't know if they all know they can still sell to the UK until December. I would have thought you already knew Köhres https://www.kaktus-koehres.de The advantage of ebay is that you can sort by newly listed and see how fresh they are: https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/botanical-archive Tediously huge se...
by Pattock
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: www.bihrmann.com
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: www.bihrmann.com

Reading further and according to an email, he has been doing the website for 21 years and he is the only one compiling it. Obviously, many of the pictures are of other people's plants. He would be thrilled if anyone can supply pictures of caudiciforms that he has not already included or distinct var...
by Pattock
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Some Stapeliads today
Replies: 21
Views: 496

Re: Some Stapeliads today

Diane wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:39 pm
They are hard to obtain in the UK, Chris. Many of mine have come from Europe in the days before B****t, sadly no longer an option now.
Seed can still be bought from Europe until December, several good sources and you will probably end up with a happier plant.
by Pattock
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Some Stapeliads today
Replies: 21
Views: 496

Re: Some Stapeliads today

Diane wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:26 pm
Huernia hybrid ‘Olga #3’
(tu) Rather lovely with its stripey and slightly bristly lifebelt.
by Pattock
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: www.bihrmann.com
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: www.bihrmann.com

Wow, his first news item was on 24/12/2002.
by Pattock
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: www.bihrmann.com
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: www.bihrmann.com

Curious enough to hire him as a tour guide? Apparently he has done tours of Croatia and other such wild, unexplored regions. :wink:

http://www.bihrmann.com/host/HT1/ABOUT.asp
by Pattock
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: BCSS ZOOM Talks
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: BCSS ZOOM Talks

How about getting one of the academics who does DNA work on cacti / succulents to explain how it all works, and what the limitations are of the current state of the art? Like Olwen Grace, who did a paper on the origins of Aloe vera and leaf succulence in aloes? https://www.kew.org/science/our-scien...