Lobivia chrysochete MN133?

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Nick_G
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Lobivia chrysochete MN133?

Post by Nick_G » Sun May 23, 2021 2:34 pm

I have this labelled as Lobivia chrysochete MN133. It's a robust plant, 6 inches across, and annoyingly for the last two years has produced plenty of buds but only one has developed. I don't think the flower will fully open this year, it's been like this for a couple of days, we're not getting much sun. What's with the flower colour? I thought that chrysochete should have a red flower. Anyone else grow this?
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Re: Lobivia chrysochete MN133?

Post by Phil_SK » Sun May 23, 2021 4:19 pm

Mats used to offer an MN133 and MN133a thus:
chrysochete MN 133 (Santa Ana, Arg) brown and flexible spines, orange-red flowers, lighter throat
chrysochete MN 133a (Santa Ana, 4000m, Arg) fl orange, red, rarely white

Yet Ralph's DB has 133 with white flowers with no mention of 133a. I'm guessing that some of his seedlings were orange-red and others white and he assigned 'a' to the latter but that the flower colour isn't very stable.
I couldn't remember which one I had but, having just checked, it appears I have both :oops: The MN133a is in flower today and is orange.
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Re: Lobivia chrysochete MN133?

Post by Nick_G » Sun May 23, 2021 5:57 pm

Thanks Phil. I've just had a look at the back of the label to see where I got the seed or plant from and I got it from you as a young plant in 2012 :grin: . It's a nice plant so thank you very much.
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Re: Lobivia chrysochete MN133?

Post by AndrewB » Sun May 23, 2021 10:06 pm

That’s a beauty. I expect your pleased with it!

I have a few seedlings of chrysochete but no where near flowering size.
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40+ year’s interested in cacti. Now includes most genera of small to medium ‘globular’ cacti, large flowering Mammillaria, Epiphyllum, Trichocereus, Hildewintera, Cleistocactus etc, small Agaves, Lithops, Titanopsis, Faucaria etc, plus hybridising.
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