Echinopsis ID

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Echinopsis ID

Post by habanerocat » Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:51 pm

As you can see from the label I had an Echinocereus fitchii for a number of years. Despite growing and flowering well it was never stable in it's pot and finally rotted a few summers ago. When I was throwing it out I found this seedling growing at the base of the plant, so I kept the seedling and label.

So it obviously looks like an Echinopsis, but as I don't have a yellow flowering Echinopsis I have no idea where it came from or how it could possibly have ended up in the Echinocereus pot.

So it could be hybrid or anything really. Any ideas?
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Re: Echinopsis ID

Post by habanerocat » Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:04 pm

A second one here that's probably not a plain silvestrii.

Referring to my other thread:

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This plant is also not looking very happy compared to how it looked when I got it first.

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Re: Echinopsis ID

Post by Phil_SK » Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:17 pm

The first one looks like one of the fancy, carefully selected chamaelobivias such as are offered by Southfields, so I suspect this was a hidden stem fragment rather than a seedling. The second one might be 'Paulina', which is one of the most widespread in cultivation, and which has - to me anyway - fairly distinctive short spination.
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Re: Echinopsis ID

Post by habanerocat » Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:51 pm

Thanks, It was definitely a seedling, it was very small. I was looking through all those this morning and the best I could come up with was 'Lincoln Beam'. But the ends of the petals aren't dark enough. I don't know if that would be a consistent feature with an Chamaelobivia hybrid.
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I think you're spot on with the second one. Fair play!
Do you know where that originated?
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Re: Echinopsis ID

Post by el48tel » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:07 pm

Super colour
Endeavouring to grow Aeoniums, Aylostera, Echinocereus, Echinopsis, Gymnocalycium, Lithops, Matucana, Rebutia, and Sulcorebutia.
Currently being wooed by Haworthia, attempting hybridisation, and enticed by Mesembs.
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Re: Echinopsis ID

Post by edds » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:37 pm

Looks like you have your own Chamaelobivia hybrid and a nice one too!
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