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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 12:09 pm 
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A few from the last few days. It has been busy here. One more week before the "dry heat" 8) sets in.

Blossfeldia bloom to be:
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Grusonia invicta with a delicate bloom.
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Stapelia hybrid-a little stinker( not really with my worn out nose :mrgreen: )

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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 2:05 pm 
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Wow, Ed - those are beautiful - especially that Blossfeldia & Grusonia! I'm going to have to add that Grusonia to my Wish List!


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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 11:47 pm 
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Those are nice Ed, the tooth are sharp!

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 5:46 am 
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Love the Bloss .. still trying to fight my way up in growing them from seeds ..

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 10:03 am 
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Alfonso,
Thnx.
you and the family OK in the "war zone"? :?

Reg,
I am too! :?
Your Blossfeldia mini-enviornment is great. Are you growing them flat or horizontal?

Are you familiar with this blog?
http://lophophora.blogspot.com/2009/04/ ... tures.html

The link there to Sagtacactus is fantastic also for those interested in that area of South America.

I need to go back to my Andes Room to check on the Bloss bloom. 8)

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 1:56 pm 
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Ed I'm cutting it in half :lol: I do put the small pot at a 45 deg angle, just because the substrate is not "glued" together as it is supposed to be, just like in the habitat. I'm not sure it would work in our climate .. although there is that picture of the (almost) vertical storage ...
I am kind of glad that they just do not die on me!

I have one sowing which seems a reasonable success ... caveat .. I have no idea how I did it haha .. You know it? when you have a bit of a "left over" quantity of seeds after all possible magic experiences to enhance sowing conditions? you throw them in a pot and that's exactly the one trial that will work to almost perfection ... :shock: :roll:

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 10:40 pm 
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What is the name of your 'stinker' ?

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 6:25 pm 
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milin,
"Dena" :lol: :lol:

No official name--just a variation on the Stapelia varieagata I think. The other parent I have no idea.

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 10:59 pm 
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It is definitely a Huernia.
But I am not sure which one ?

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 12:06 am 
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Milin,

All Milkweed to me. :?

Without super macro how do you tell Heurnia and Stapelia apart? I know they can be hybridized as can Orbea.

If you have a simple key differentiating the 3 please let me know.

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 3:34 pm 
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arizonaed wrote:
Without super macro how do you tell Heurnia and Stapelia apart?

Huernias have small "points" between the lobes. Some can almost look as if they have 10 lobes!

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 11:15 pm 
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Comparing to the other two huernias are tiny.
Their flowers are more or less funnel shaped and stink only a little.

http://asclepidarium.de/images/Gro%C3%9 ... on%20a.JPG

Orbeas are more like stapelias but they usually have a ring /called 'annulus'/ in their flowers. Unfortunately, not all of them but Stapelias never do.

http://asclepidarium.de/images/Gro%C3%9 ... 3%BCte.JPG

Stapelias are the biggest, their stemms are usually hairy, their flowers are usually bigger then those of the other two. Most flowers are red, purple and the like.

http://asclepidarium.de/images/Gro%C3%9 ... de%201.jpg

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