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ID help please

Post by el48tel » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:32 pm

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The plant came labelled as Tunila chilensis but looks nothing like the one I had from a specialist grower who often posts here.
Can anyone help please with an ID?
Attempting to grow Aeoniums, Aylostera, Echinocereus, Echinopsis, Gymnocalycium, Lithops, Matucana, Rebutia, and Sulcorebutia.
Currently being wooed by Haworthia, and attempting hybridisation.
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Re: ID help please

Post by Phil_SK » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:39 pm

It is a Tunilla. Tunilla species names are pretty much unassignable.
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Re: ID help please

Post by Mike P » Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:34 pm

Neck on the line time - Tunilla corrugata. Give it less water.....
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Post by ragamala » Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:43 pm

Here's one I had from Cactus Moravia a while back. Catalogued as Tunilla chilensis KP 83, Valle de Chaschuil (Rumi Ryan), in alt. 3053 m , p. Catamarca (Argentina)
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And the same plant (literally the same clone and age) which has been left to its own devices in an unprotected garden tub (with less light than the above, which is in sunnier position under glass) to test winter hardiness over the last year or two. The difference is striking, particularly in spination.
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Re: ID help please

Post by el48tel » Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:16 pm

There's a reasonable resemblance between my plant and the third one posted by ragamala. In fact, it might be that mine is from that clone as he and I have discussed. But for various reasons I am not 100% sure from whence it came. (Standing at 80% currently)
The fact that my plant has sat in a GH at 6C plus for the winter and it has had full sun would seem to pose questions. The spines are not as long as those in his images 1 and 2.
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Post by Mike P » Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:31 pm

Ragamala
That looks more like T soehrensii than what I think of as chilensis but the location given is very interesting. This is the area where I saw T geometricus, T bonnieae, Maihueniopsis minutia and a Pterocactus sp. ) Would you part with a segment? I have amassed more than 100 clones of Tunilla now but the more the merrier espically if they have location info. Does it flower?
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Post by ragamala » Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:29 am

Mike P wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:31 pm
Ragamala
Would you part with a segment?
Happy to oblige. I'll message you a little later after I've seen how much (hopefully a rooted segment or plant) I can send you.

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Post by Mike P » Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:46 pm

I can swap for a plant which better resembles T chilensis if you want.
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