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Plant IDs

Post by Adamchadwick » Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:06 pm

Dear All, I am posting for the 1st time since joining the Society and I am afraid it will reflect badly on me! I am asking for help to identify some of my beginners collection of plants which over the winter were first knocked about by what I think was flooding of my cold frame and later - if you can believe it - a cat falling in and finding it very hard to get out. Several of the plants were damaged and I have had to pot up what I could rescue. Thanks for any help you can give me.
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Re: Plant IDs

Post by Pattock » Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:17 pm

We're here to help! Well, I'm not - because I know almost nothing about cacti. I can say those are definitely cacti.

Don't be embarassed to ask. The Society is really here to help everyone from novice to expert. One day you might be the one to know something nobody else does.

Perhaps you need a one-way cat-door, just for exiting. :grin:
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Re: Plant IDs

Post by ralphrmartin » Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:38 pm

Good luck with your rescue! The Mammillarias should reroot very easily, and I'd expect the others to be OK too,

1 A Notocactus sp., probably Notocactus erythracanthus
2 Mammillaria elongata
3 An Echinopsis sp., possibly E. tubiflora, or perhaps a hybrid.
4 Mammillaria gracilis

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Re: Plant IDs

Post by juster » Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:26 pm

Welcome Adam, you have some nice plants there and the Echinopsis has obviously flowered well. Don't be concerned about asking for advice, that's how we all learn!
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Re: Plant IDs

Post by habanerocat » Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:03 pm

That Notocactus will certainly cause you problems.
Could be ottonis or concinnus also.
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Post by Paul in Essex » Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:09 pm

Was the cat OK?
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Re: Plant IDs

Post by rodsmith » Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:00 am

Paul in Essex wrote:
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Was the cat OK?
:lol: :lol: Sounds funny but the same thing happened to me aged 13. My fledgling cactus collection was kept in a cold frame and a cat got in one night. There was cat fur over everything. I don't know what happened to the cat!
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Re: Plant IDs

Post by ralphrmartin » Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:25 am

I don't think its Notoactus ottonis or concinnus - they both have rather weaker, flexible, spines,
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Re: Plant IDs

Post by Phil_SK » Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:40 am

For 3, Echinopsis oxygona is the oldest name for this.
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Post by ralphrmartin » Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:40 pm

As far as I can see, Echinopsis tubiflora is recognised as a species in its own right, and is not lumped into E. oxygona.
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