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Another first timer

Post by ralphrmartin » Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:48 pm

As I already mentioned, many of my opuntioids have flowered this year. Here's another first-timer for me: Tephrocactus bonniae; ignore the interloping pad on the right! The flower has a wonderfully delicate shade with deeper highlights.


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Re: Another first timer

Post by Tony R » Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:28 pm

They are beautiful flowers, aren't they?
Sometimes the flowers are more white than pink.
Here is one of my regular performers:

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And the spineless clone is different again - the first day the flowers are yellow with some pink, and the next day almost completely pink.
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Re: Another first timer

Post by juster » Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:25 pm

Those are just stunning flowers, thanks both!
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Re: Another first timer

Post by RAYWOODBRIDGE » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:21 pm

5 buds, two new segments, BUT NO FLOWERS
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Re: Another first timer

Post by Paul in Essex » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:37 pm

Ralph, that is just stunningly beautiful. Pic tomorrow, please, to seethe coour change!
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Re: Another first timer

Post by Herts Mike » Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:07 am

Absolute stunner Ralph. Thanks.
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Re: Another first timer

Post by Mike P » Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:12 pm

Buds but no open flowers for me as well.
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Re: Another first timer

Post by ralphrmartin » Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:44 pm

I'm afraid the next picture is going to disappoint you.

2 days later, the flower is almost over, and little colour change - perhaps a bit pinker, but not much.
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Re: Another first timer

Post by RAYWOODBRIDGE » Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:30 pm

it appears to be more pink Ralph, or was that the light when the photograph was taken
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Re: Another first timer

Post by Paul in Essex » Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:05 am

Pretty plant. I always forget how nice opuntid flowers are.
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