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At last .... flowers

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:16 pm
by el48tel
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I have this as Gymnocalycium bruchii. So glad to see flowers ... thought I'd have a barren year.

Re: At last .... flowers

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:34 pm
by sechjoh
For me it looks more like a Gymnocactus beguinii? :roll:

Nice flower (tu)

Re: At last .... flowers

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:31 pm
by Aiko
Turbinicarpus (related) I would say too. But I see 'ium' in the label...

Re: At last .... flowers

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:12 pm
by Chris L
What's it look like side on please? Doesn't look like a Gymnocalycium to me.

Re: At last .... flowers

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:25 pm
by Stuart
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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.

Stuart

Re: At last .... flowers

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:50 am
by Chris L
Chris L wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:12 pm
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.

Re: At last .... flowers

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:08 am
by Stuart
The only Thelocactus with that colour flowers is Thelo Lausseri and the spination isn't right. I'd agree with Gymnocactus Beguinii.

Stuart

Re: At last .... flowers

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:11 am
by el48tel
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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!

Re: At last .... flowers

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:56 am
by Stuart
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.

Stuart

Re: At last .... flowers

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:58 pm
by el48tel
Stuart.
Yes we do have cactus nurseries here in GOC. One of which does seem to "recycle" old disbanded collections.