Mixed Opuntias (2)

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Mixed Opuntias (2)

Post by Christian » Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:13 am

These have flowered for me before. Both are still small plants, and I am pleased they seem to flower quite readily.

Tunilla "Sonnenglut" chose a good day on Sunday to open its flowers:
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This is labelled Maihueniopsis platyacantha:
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Re: Mixed Opuntias (2)

Post by Phil_SK » Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:40 am

The Maihueniopsis looks more like M. hickenii than M. platyacantha.
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Re: Mixed Opuntias (2)

Post by Christian » Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:17 pm

Thanks Phil, I'll give it a new label.
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Re: Mixed Opuntias (2)

Post by RAYWOODBRIDGE » Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:37 am

I think it is M. platyacantha because I can see cross banding on the spines which would identify it as so. Hickenii does not have that marking.
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