Does anyone know what this is please?

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Does anyone know what this is please?

Post by HaoBao » Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:18 am

Looking for an ID for this one please, it’s someone on the BCSS Reddit page after an ID. I’ve also never seen one before, looks a weird colour
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Post by AndrewB » Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:36 am

Hi,

To me, it looks like an Echinopsis that has had too much potassium / not enough nitrogen.
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Post by jerryb23 » Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:25 am

Very odd, I presume its a hybrid. The body is reminiscent of a spineless Parodia Buiningii.
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Post by David Neville » Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:26 pm

I'd say that this is definitely an Echinopsis of some sort, which has coloured beautifully during the winter dormancy. I doubt very much that it will retain this colour once it is watered freely and comes into growth, but if it does retain this colouring it would certainly be worthy of propagation. I very much doubt that this coloration is anything to do with any mineral deficiency.
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Re: Does anyone know what this is please?

Post by Phil_SK » Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:14 pm

If not a hybrid, the only species this could be is Lobivia ancistrophora/E. subdenudata.
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Post by ralphrmartin » Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:25 pm

Phil_SK wrote:
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If not a hybrid, the only species this could be is Lobivia ancistrophora/E. subdenudata.
The shape is just like that of my E. subdenudata, agreed. But my E. subdenudata. is grass green, and shiny...
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Post by HaoBao » Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:34 pm

Thank you all, there are some more pictures here that might help too

https://m.imgur.com/a/kKNiwoR

https://www.imgur.com/a/kKNiwoR

That shows some green. The person that posted it said they are going to try and contact the person that gifted the plant to find out.
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Re: Does anyone know what this is please?

Post by Phil_SK » Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:34 pm

ralphrmartin wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:25 pm
But my E. subdenudata. is grass green, and shiny...
They seem frequently to turn purple but some are happy to stay green. I have a few of the ancistrophora clan that never turn green and remain purple all the time, to varying degrees. Shiny is unusual, though, so much so that I now want to see a pic!
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Re: Does anyone know what this is please?

Post by Phil_SK » Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:37 pm

HaoBao, that link isn't taking me anywhere...
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