Caudiciforms

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Re: Caudiciforms

Post by MikeT » Sun May 09, 2021 5:53 pm

Tina wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 3:14 pm
You did do well & all so healthy looking, the e.bupleurifolia isn't what the label say its a hybrid might be japonica.
e.bupleurifolia is normally a single chunky stem.
I agreee with Tina: good looking plants; the E. bupleurifolia is the suzannae x bupleurifolia hybrid.
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Re: Caudiciforms

Post by ralphrmartin » Sun May 09, 2021 6:02 pm

The Monilaria is Monanthes polyphylla.
Your Gasteria is an Aloe.

But never mind the names, they are nice plants.
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Re: Caudiciforms

Post by Stuart » Sun May 09, 2021 8:49 pm

D.T. won't be happy with the Alstonii. Hope it's rooted by now.

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Re: Caudiciforms

Post by yorkshireal » Mon May 10, 2021 9:22 am

Many thanks for all the replies and helpful signposting. I will amend labels accordingly!

I'll let Williams Cactus know about the Monilaei/Monanthes and the Gasteria/Aloe.

I didn't understand the comment about DT and the Avonia?

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Re: Caudiciforms

Post by Stuart » Mon May 10, 2021 9:49 am

The Anacampseros (Avonia) was most probably from a large quantity of unrooted habitat-collected plants I saw in the wholesale trade a year ago. To grow a plant with a 'caudex' that size would take years so, unfortunately, there is a demand for larger habitat plants.

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Re: Caudiciforms

Post by Nick_G » Mon May 10, 2021 10:32 am

They sell a lot of habitat collected plants, for example there is no way the Adenia globosa are nursery grown. The RM numbers tell you where they got them from. It's up to you whether you think this is OK or not, I would never lecture anyone on this, after all I dig up loads of habitat plants (weeds) from my allotment every day, but I do wish that sellers would make it clear if the plants they are offering are habitat collected so that the buyer can make an informed choice.
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Re: Caudiciforms

Post by Herts Mike » Mon May 10, 2021 10:43 am

The prices are pretty steep. Didn't realise the value I have in my collection.
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Re: Caudiciforms

Post by Ernie » Mon May 10, 2021 1:46 pm

I thought one of the aims of the BCSS was to outlaw collecting of habitat plants, that being so we ought not to be showcasing such plants on this forum. Its double standards. If individuals want to buy and grown them that's altogether a different matter, personal choice and for their conscious which I don't have a problem with.
Outsiders looking in could be forgiven for thinking the society has double standards.
Is it a case of saying one thing and doing another because many members have habitat collected plants.
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Re: Caudiciforms

Post by yorkshireal » Wed May 12, 2021 8:21 pm

Again, thanks for all the advice, correct identification etc. The issue regarding 'habitat collecting' was not something I was aware of - I had naiively thought that all plants sold commercially would either be seed/cutting-grown, or bought in from someone's private collection (I myself acquired my original caudiciforms from an auction of a collection from a branch member who had passed away), or perhaps were imported under licence. I have actually acquired my interest in these plants secondary to my passion for reptiles - having done several reptile photography trips to areas like southeastern USA, South Africa, Madagascar and Australia, with my photography buddy being a botanist, I became interested in the plants. In the reptile keeping world pretty well all reptiles are now captive-bred - there are still small numbers of wild imports, but nothing like it was in the 80s and 90s, and they would be imported with appropriate licenses.

So I apologise for any offence I caused by posting such pictures - which I can promise is through ignorance and not a desire to obtain plants regardless of habitat damage that could occur in their collection. I will seek advice from those who are more experienced than me before posting any more pictures, unless I am certain of the plants' heritage.

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