Today’s bloomers!

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Today’s bloomers!

Post by Diane » Wed May 12, 2021 5:31 pm

These are just a small selection of the many cacti in flower today - too many to count!

First up is the wonderful Mammillaria luethyi, so stunning in flower. These are both grafted, and the larger one is a multi headed plant I bought from Tony Irons last year:
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Mammillaria luethyi
Next, is Homalocephala texensis - the ‘Horse crippler’ with its amazing fringed flowers:
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Homalocephala texensis
Lobivia bonniae:
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Lobivia bonniae
A red flowered form of Astrophytum senile:
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Astrophytum senile Red flower
Coupled with the red flowered form of Astrophytum asterias:
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Astrophytum asterias Red flower
Echinocereus reichenbachii ssp. pailianus:
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Echinocereus reichenbachii ssp. pailianus
Lots of flowers on Sulcorebutia markusii:
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Sulcorebutia markusii
Finally, an odd Chamaelobivia hybrid with fringed flowers. I bought this from a garden centre a couple of years ago, with a hand written label by Chris Pugh, which says ‘Lobivia hybrid purple flowers’ which it obviously is not, but Google shows an identical plant called Chamaelobivia cv. ‘BOOM’. First flowers are fringed but subsequent flowers are normal.
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Chamaelobivia cv. ‘BOOM’
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Re: Today’s bloomers!

Post by iann » Wed May 12, 2021 5:32 pm

That's a set of plants with really special flowers!
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Re: Today’s bloomers!

Post by Herts Mike » Wed May 12, 2021 6:03 pm

That Homalocephala is wonderful!

Mine has only just started into growth.
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Post by el48tel » Wed May 12, 2021 6:45 pm

That is some show
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Re: Today’s bloomers!

Post by ralphrmartin » Wed May 12, 2021 6:56 pm

Well done Diane! My Homalocephala has never flowered. How big / old is yours?
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Re: Today’s bloomers!

Post by Tony R » Wed May 12, 2021 7:01 pm

Diane's got her "Sunday-best" bloomers out again! These are the best! (tu) (tu)
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Re: Today’s bloomers!

Post by edds » Wed May 12, 2021 7:04 pm

Amazing flowers Diane.
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Re: Today’s bloomers!

Post by JonNo » Wed May 12, 2021 7:17 pm

Astonishing, again...
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Re: Today’s bloomers!

Post by Diane » Wed May 12, 2021 9:11 pm

Thanks, everyone! Ralph, I’m not sure how old, I would guess about 20 years, but could be wrong. It’s in an 8” pan.
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Re: Today’s bloomers!

Post by RAYWOODBRIDGE » Wed May 12, 2021 9:37 pm

Diane, I have never seen texensis in flower before that is so beautiful.
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