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Echinopsis something

Post by Mike P » Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:08 pm

This came from the remains of the collection in Devon and was originally bought from Ralph Northcott When he was in Exeter. Unloved for many years it’s now come to London and rewards the attention with this display.
No idea what is is as the label is long gone.
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Re: Echinopsis something

Post by AnTTun » Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:35 pm

No need for label IMHO, appearance speaks for itself :)
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Re: Echinopsis something

Post by Ross M » Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:22 pm

A spectacular display Mike, no matter what species it is. Clearly enjoying it's new home👍
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Re: Echinopsis something

Post by Mike » Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:25 pm

That's lovely. It's similar to a plant I have labelled as E. ancistrophora kratochviliana.
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Re: Echinopsis something

Post by Mike P » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:03 pm

So is it possible it’s night flowering? I expected the sunshine to open the flowers a little but instead they closed after lunch.
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Re: Echinopsis something

Post by el48tel » Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:29 pm

Are they pollinated by moths?
Or ......?
Attempting to grow Aeoniums, Aylostera, Echinocereus, Echinopsis, Gymnocalycium, Lithops, Matucana, Rebutia, and Sulcorebutia.
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Post by Mike P » Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:06 am

So first thing this morning they were open so night pollinated it is. Slightly odd scent.
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Re: Echinopsis something

Post by el48tel » Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:42 pm

Then it's moths most probably.
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Re: Echinopsis something

Post by Mike P » Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:23 pm

Amazingly it’s produced a second flush of flowers.
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Re: Echinopsis something

Post by Licespray » Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:03 am

Gorgeous! These flowers remind me why I love cacti over other plants.
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