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Turbinicarpus pseudopectinatus

 
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cactuspic



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:23 pm    Post subject: Turbinicarpus pseudopectinatus Reply with quote

This miniature cactus is interesting as both an abstract study of spination and for their wonderful flowers. Hope you enjoy.

Irwin



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Bruce Williams



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great plant for mealybug to hide themselves on (see pic2) Laughing

Seriously, I love the little Turbinicarpus species (and they don't take up much bench space either) - the species are quite variable (spination) and some have an attractive grey body colour too.

Pic1 is a stunner - would have folks guessing for hours!

Bruce
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beetleman



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really looks like something from the coral reefs Irwin, like feather Stars. Very beautiful Cactus.
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cactuspic



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Bruce and Doug Smile I did think of mealy bugs , Bruce. In fact, it was my first thought. Curiously, one of the ways I was sensitized to macros was the inspection process of looking for mealy bug and their eggs in the white mammillarias. When I didn't see mealies, iI enjoyed the pespective.
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Ken Ramos



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations there Irwin, looks great on the front cover Applause
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DaveW



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Missed this one Irwin. Congratulations! Its a plant with variable flower colours I find?

http://www.mfaint.demon.co.uk/cactus/pics/turbo/valdezianus.html#0234fl

Turbinicarpus used to be considered very rare and difficult when I first started in the 1960's, as were Ariocarpus. I find they are now some of the easiest plants to raise from seed for me and will often flower in their second or third year.

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Bruce Williams



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well deserved selection for the front cover Irwin. Apart from being an ibteresting study of the spination it's also a very artistically pleasing presentation.

Congratulations!

Bruce
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cactuspic



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Ken, Dave and Bruce. Very Happy This shot was also a cover for the CSSA (Cactus and Succulent Society of America) Journal. Its one of my favorites.

Dave, I once had a lavender flowered pseudopectinatus, but.... Sad

Thanks again.

Irwin
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