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by ralphrmartin
Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Top shelf plants???
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Top shelf plants???

How about Hildewinterias? In time, it will save you having to brush your hair before walking out to the greenhouse. And you should get to see some super flowers.
by ralphrmartin
Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mystery plant (Lenophyllum texanum - serious pest)
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: Mystery plant

Yes, seems to be Lenophyllum texanum.

Its problem is that the leaves fall of at the slightest touch.
I think I got them all when removing it. :shock:

Thanks for the warning, everyone.
by ralphrmartin
Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mystery plant (Lenophyllum texanum - serious pest)
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: Mystery plant

Yes, no idea of the correct name, but this THING is as bad as Oxalis, and definitely worse than Bryophyllum sp in the glasshouse, and I would recommend urgent removal and eradication. I have found it to be frost hardy in rural Hampshire for at least the last 10 years! DESTROY !!!! Gulp. Quarantined...
by ralphrmartin
Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mystery plant (Lenophyllum texanum - serious pest)
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: Mystery plant

Lenophyllum? Yes, I was reminded of that. I have L. guttatum and L. reflexum, and find neither specially easy to grow. Perhaps it did come in from elsewhere, but I repot plants as I acquire them, so it is unlikely to have come in unnoticed except as a seed. If so - why would it be in the bottom of ...
by ralphrmartin
Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Acanthocalycium glaucum
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: Acanthocalycium glaucum

Yes, Mat, in my collection: Acanthoclycium aurantiacum has reddish orange flowers, Acanthocalycium erythranthum WR763 has scarlet flowers, Acanthocalycium thionanthum v. minutum has orange flowers, Acanthocalycium variiflorum has salmon flowers The white flowered ones tend to be the more different o...
by ralphrmartin
Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Rebutia heliosa RH291
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Rebutia heliosa RH291

I have a few Aylosteras with stripey petals, and they are fairly consistent in doing it each year, although the strength of striping can vary somewhat from petal to petal.

I'd suggest haagei has broader, rounder tipped petals. Have a look at the flower tube. It's much thinner in heliosa.
by ralphrmartin
Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: 2 More Hildewinteras
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: 2 More Hildewinteras

Tony

OK, the first is H. 'Humke's Prima Prima'. (k is missing in the filename)

However, perhaps you are seeing something different to me: for the second one I see
H ild koehuit.jpg

If this is an abbreviation for Hildewinteria 'Koehuit' - then I cannot find any reference to it online.

Ralph
by ralphrmartin
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mystery plant (Lenophyllum texanum - serious pest)
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Mystery plant (Lenophyllum texanum - serious pest)

I found this growing all by itself in the bottom of one of my trays, which mainly has Crassulaceae in it and a few cacti. Having grown on a bit, it now appears like nothing I have in that tray. Can anyone ID it, or even make a suggestion? I suppose it could be a hybrid of some sort. Perhaps I'll hav...
by ralphrmartin
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: Tephrocactus articulatus v. oligacanthus
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Tephrocactus articulatus v. oligacanthus

First time flowering of this one for me; originally from MikeP - thanks, Mike!
Tephorcactus articulatus v. oligacanthus.jpg