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At last .... flowers

Post by el48tel » Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:16 pm

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I have this as Gymnocalycium bruchii. So glad to see flowers ... thought I'd have a barren year.
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Re: At last .... flowers

Post by sechjoh » Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:34 pm

For me it looks more like a Gymnocactus beguinii? :roll:

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Post by Aiko » Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:31 pm

Turbinicarpus (related) I would say too. But I see 'ium' in the label...
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Post by Chris L » Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:12 pm

What's it look like side on please? Doesn't look like a Gymnocalycium to me.
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Post by Stuart » Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:25 pm

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Gymnocalycium Bruchii
This is Gymnocalycium Bruchii, often thought to be a 'beginners' plant as it is easy to grow, flowers well and grows easily from offsets. I seem to remember one of the early Lamb's books used poor colour printing and showed it with a blue flower. It's unfortunate that botanists came up with the name Gymnocactus when there was already Gymnocalycium and they're easily confused as names though not as plants.

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Re: At last .... flowers

Post by Chris L » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:50 am

Chris L wrote:
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What's it look like side on please? Doesn't look like a Gymnocalycium to me.
I think it is a Thelocactus.

Stripy buds and one or two of mine have buds forming.
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Re: At last .... flowers

Post by Stuart » Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:08 am

The only Thelocactus with that colour flowers is Thelo Lausseri and the spination isn't right. I'd agree with Gymnocactus Beguinii.

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Re: At last .... flowers

Post by el48tel » Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:11 am

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My original comment was, "I have this as ...." because I too see no naked calyx. I was doubtful of its naming. Yes the partial label reveal is "ium" but it is in my handwriting. This provides a little more than just its name, although here, incorrect. It tells me that the plant was obtained from a mart or branch meeting; it was from a broken up collection being sold on; it could have originated from one of the dealers in Yorkshire who specialise in collecting or acquiring old collections before selling them on; it tells me that I repotted it and replaced a failed or damaged label. It did NOT flower last April from my pictorial diary compiled last year.
On the positive side, the flower was a wonderful find on an absolutely freezing Easter Sunday afternoon, and the signs of a few more to come, is a welcoming beginning to the year, and a useful subject for some specialist photography I wish to do this year.
Any thoughts about its name are most welcome, as my label machine is at hand and ready!
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Re: At last .... flowers

Post by Stuart » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:56 am

el48tel wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:11 am
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it could have originated from one of the dealers in Yorkshire who specialise in collecting or acquiring old collections before selling them on;
I have this picture in my mind of 'Lovejoy' type cactus 'dealers' up in Yorkshire, I didn't know there were any full time cactus nurseries left in Yorkshire but I'd like to think that there are some somewhere.

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Re: At last .... flowers

Post by el48tel » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:58 pm

Stuart.
Yes we do have cactus nurseries here in GOC. One of which does seem to "recycle" old disbanded collections.
Attempting to grow Aeoniums, Aylostera, Echinocereus, Echinopsis, Gymnocalycium, Lithops, Matucana, Rebutia, and Sulcorebutia.
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