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night and day

Post by rcapra » Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:54 pm

these days the surprises are both night and day... Ruggero
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Re: night and day

Post by MatDz » Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:47 pm

Amazing flowers, which species is the second one?
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Re: night and day

Post by juster » Sun Jun 06, 2021 5:30 pm

Lovely contrast (tu)
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Re: night and day

Post by rcapra » Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:43 pm

Dear MatDz, it is Setiechinopsis mirabilis and blooms only one night with a scent similar to jasmine. For me, it is a graceful flower.
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Re: night and day

Post by rodsmith » Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:24 am

Beautiful blooms.
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Re: night and day

Post by MatDz » Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:09 am

rcapra wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:43 pm
Dear MatDz, it is Setiechinopsis mirabilis and blooms only one night with a scent similar to jasmine. For me, it is a graceful flower.
Ruggero
Thank you! It is well worth the wait, but I'd hate to miss the flowering while on a weekend out of town!
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Re: night and day

Post by JonNo » Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:15 pm

My little Setiechinopsis Mirabilis flowered last night too...

I know, its a terrible picture, but it was late and I was tired... And of course when I went back this morning to try again the flower was gone. The main reason for posting it at all is to say thank you to the very kind and generous fellow forum member who gifted the plant to me recently (thanks ever so Debbie!), it decided to throw out a flower as if to say hello... The more I come across these miniature varieties, the better I like them.
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Re: night and day

Post by Phil_SK » Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:44 pm

My Setiechinopsis mirabilis flowered yesterday too. But...
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...as you can see it got its top cut off almost straight away, then further chopped into five to allow me to more easily apply the pollen to five other flowers. This is how it looks this evening. :lol:
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Re: night and day

Post by edds » Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:04 pm

Can I ask what you're trying to cross it with Phil? I've got some seedlings with a view to trying a few crosses into Echinopsis but not sure whether they will take or not.
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Re: night and day

Post by Phil_SK » Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:53 pm

Last year I tried it with Acanthocalycium leucanthum and rhodotrichum ssp chacoanum (based on their relatively close position in Schumpberger & Renner's phylogenetic tree) but neither formed fruit. This week's attempt was more a case of looking at what else was in flower so ended up being Borzicactus sextonianus, a chamaelobivia, 'Gwendoline', Echinopsis haematantha 'Jasimanensis', Echinopsis jajoana 'Nigrostoma' and Lobivia cinnabarina.
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