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AndrewB
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Cristate seedling?

Post by AndrewB » Mon May 24, 2021 6:32 am

I wonder if this Echinopsis ancistrophora MN20 seedling is going cristate?
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Re: Cristate seedling?

Post by esp » Mon May 24, 2021 11:32 am

Maybe!
Perhaps it's just a glitch and normal single head growth will resume.
I find that seedlings forming 2 heads are much more common than cristate / monstrous ones.
It's one to watch anyway.
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Re: Cristate seedling?

Post by edds » Mon May 24, 2021 5:54 pm

I had one monstrose and 1 variegated Echinopsis in all the seedlings last year so it could be. Mine were in hybrid Echinopsis though, not a straight species with a mix of genetics to throw up oddities - I'll try and remember to take a photo tomorrow.
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Re: Cristate seedling?

Post by edds » Tue May 25, 2021 5:49 pm

These are my aberrant Echinopsis seedlings from last year.
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Echinopsis hybrid
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Variegated Echinopsis hybrid
And I noticed today a Rebutia senilis seems to be going similarly but this could be damage to the growing point. This was from BCSS seed last year.
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Rebutia senilis La Bolsa, Tuc
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Re: Cristate seedling?

Post by AndrewB » Wed May 26, 2021 6:23 am

Thanks Ed :grin:

You have got some unusual plants there!
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