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by Phil_SK
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echinopsis id
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Echinopsis id

I'm fairly confident that it's rhodotricha. The inside of the flower is quite typical of rhodotricha and leucantha, but the short spines point to rhodotricha.
by Phil_SK
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Don't forget the On-Line talk on tuesday
Replies: 269
Views: 19521

Re: Don't forget the On-Line talk on tuesday

International Cactus and Succulent Zoom meeting (2 talks) Topic: BCSS/DKG Special Meeting Time: Saturday 10 Apr 2021 7:00pm BST Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85154194099?pwd=YXozZlFkSWY3MG1rS28rYWZoVXBYQT09 Meeting ID: 851 5419 4099 Passcode: cactus Thomas Brand - Uncommonly mean - thr...
by Phil_SK
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pterocactus - Jewels of the Cono Sur [download]
Replies: 16
Views: 481

Re: Pterocactus - Jewels of the Cono Sur [download]

I'm sure nobby can comment when he sees this but I remember reading (or hearing, at the TSG meeting?) that they wouldn't publish any further paper books. I love the Austrocactus book and was astonished at the quality for the price. I have a growing number of ebooks and ejournals that I'd prefer on p...
by Phil_SK
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Don't forget the On-Line talk on tuesday
Replies: 269
Views: 19521

Re: Don't forget the On-Line talk on tuesday

Topic: Derek Tribble – Eight Days in Namibia 2007 Time: Tuesday 6 April 2021 7:30pm (BST) Meeting ID: 833 3167 2547 Passcode: bcss Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83331672547?pwd=MzFhQ2VKazdOeGZjaUEvaUdUclpHdz09 After umpteen visits to photograph succulents in Southern Africa, I was keen...
by Phil_SK
Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: At last .... flowers
Replies: 28
Views: 575

Re: At last .... flowers

Tony R wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:31 pm
Or even a Rapicactus beguinii :???:
Like the valdezianus discussed a few days ago, there are many names you could use.
Stuart wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:08 am
Yep, not a Thelocactus.
Thelocactus beguinii is one of the many names you could use :lol:
by Phil_SK
Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echinofossulocactus for id
Replies: 14
Views: 660

Re: Echinofossulocactus for id

There is a photo with the first description: https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ite ... 9/mode/1up
by Phil_SK
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pure mineral soil mix?
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: Pure mineral soil mix?

I recommend whatever your strombocactus is in if it works for you. I'm always uncomfortable recommending a soil mix, as what works for one grower mightn't work for another. My repeated failures with plants in JI soils demonstrates this all too well. That said, I've been using 1:1 grit and moler sinc...
by Phil_SK
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: March 2021 - Neglected, forlorn
Replies: 29
Views: 1250

Re: March 2021 - Neglected, forlorn

I'm picking Jim's Kalanchoe tomentosa (first pic) as the winner! Despite multiple ailments, the plant has a certain grace with its alternately leaning stem, and this makes for an attractive photo composition. This Kalanchoe tomentosa looked slightly better before I moved it so that I could photograp...
by Phil_SK
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Opuntia fragilis bud or pad?
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Opuntia fragilis bud or pad?

I think, as well, I'd expect to see flowers at the tips of the branch-end segments. :shrugs: