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Plant ID please

Post by el48tel » Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:07 pm

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Bought yesterday at a local garden centre .... because it had flower buds.
An identification please.
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Re: Plant ID please

Post by habanerocat » Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:30 pm

Mammillaria elongata which is very variable in flower colour (mostly seen with whitish/yellow flowers) and spine colour.

I have a few that seem to be fairly hardy as well.
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Re: Plant ID please

Post by FredG » Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:40 pm

habanerocat wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:30 pm
I have a few that seem to be fairly hardy as well.
Mine are a good age and very hardy. I say are and not is for this reason.

I've only ever had the one pot and get two flower colours. :grin:

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Re: Plant ID please

Post by Diane » Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:28 pm

I would suggest that yours is Mammillaria microhelia, Fred, which can have pink or yellow flowers.
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Re: Plant ID please

Post by Tony R » Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:41 pm

Agreed. Your pink flowered clone has been known as Mammillaria microheliopsis in the past.
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Re: Plant ID please

Post by FredG » Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:54 pm

😮 You think it's/ they've had the wrong name for 35+ years?

I knew I should have just called it George 😇
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Re: Plant ID please

Post by David Neville » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:33 pm

Yes FredG, I agree that these thicker stemmed relatives of M elongata that you show in your pix are what we used to know as Mamm. microhelia and Mamm. microheliopsis, the differentiation based only on the flower colour in earlier times. This has always been one of my favourite mamms because I first grew it as as schoolboy.
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Re: Plant ID please

Post by FredG » Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:42 pm

Woo Hoo! I get to print another label :grin:
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Re: Plant ID please

Post by el48tel » Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:49 am

I was going to print a label, last evening. I'm so glad I waited.

I see that LLIFLE lists several more synonyms
http://www.llifle.com/Encyclopedia/CACT ... a_elongata
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