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Neoteny

Post by iann » Sun May 02, 2021 1:34 pm

These look like small seedlings flowering early, but are actually mature plants of Escobaria missouriensis ssp navajoensis. The name is a bit dubious but it is a population that keeps this youthful appearance and small size. They are supposed to clump with age but I haven't seen this.
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Post by MatDz » Sun May 02, 2021 10:39 pm

How old are they on the photograph? I might add them to the wishlist of "forever small" cacti!
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Post by iann » Mon May 03, 2021 12:49 pm

These plants are 10 years old. I think you can rely on them staying small for a long time.
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Post by MatDz » Mon May 03, 2021 4:44 pm

On the list then! I hope the pot on the photo has at least 7-9 cm, and not 5 cm? :mrgreen:
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Post by iann » Tue May 04, 2021 12:02 pm

Only a 7cm pot, so pretty small plants. They haven't had a pampered life, but even pampered ones aren't going to outgrow their welcome.
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Post by Paul in Essex » Tue May 04, 2021 1:50 pm

I'm enjoying this illusrated occasional series of botanic terms, I must say. Gets me Googling :)
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Post by Cidermanrolls » Wed May 05, 2021 12:30 pm

Here are my two pots of the same name, these under the collection number ZJ651b. They were bought a few years ago from a Czech online seller. This form appears a little larger, but still happy in a small pot.
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Post by iann » Wed May 05, 2021 2:01 pm

Cute little things. I'll try and find a new word for next week.
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Post by Paul in Essex » Wed May 05, 2021 4:17 pm

Please do.
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Post by sechjoh » Thu May 06, 2021 6:36 pm

Is it "Neoteny" you talking about? :oops:
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