Anacampseros telephiastrum

caudex1February 23, 2010

Staged this over the weekend, what do you think?

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mocropot

What can I say caudex1, Just remarkable!

    Bookmark   February 23, 2010 at 4:23PM
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tiamet(7 - Middle TN)

It's difficult to keep myself from salivating when I look at that! What a majestic plant! It must be pretty old.

On a sidenote, I've recently fallen in love with anacampseros but am having difficulty finding good literature about them. I'm still not even sure how to distinguish a rufescens from a telephiastrum. Do you have any advice on reading material? Sorry to sort of hijack your thread!

Sarah

    Bookmark   February 23, 2010 at 6:27PM
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valyn

SPECTACULAR!!!!!
Thanks for sharing.

Val

    Bookmark   February 23, 2010 at 6:47PM
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caudex1

Thank you everyone!

Sarah, rufescens is a syn. of telephiastrum so they are one in the same. No books I know, all info has been retrieved online.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2010 at 7:10PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Very cool looking Caudex, thanks for posting. I have a small one, of course it doesn't look anything as amazing as yours. It doesn't even look like the same plant,lol...

    Bookmark   February 23, 2010 at 7:42PM
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TT, zone 5b MA

I like that staging a lot. And, a very excellent pot - what are its dimensions?

T

    Bookmark   February 23, 2010 at 7:45PM
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TT, zone 5b MA

...not to mention that when I google this plant, none of them look as gnarly as yours...

    Bookmark   February 23, 2010 at 7:47PM
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caudex1

This plant is very old, I've had at least 10yrs and the guy I got from had it 15-20yrs. It has seen hard times, I forgot I had till a week ago (one of the problems of having so many plants). Those few days of warmth I was out cleaning up and found it totally grown over with weeds. Can't remember the lat time I intentionally watered it.

Pot has a 5.5" diameter x 1.25" deep

    Bookmark   February 23, 2010 at 8:35PM
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mfyss

Gordon Rowley has published, 1995. Anacampseros, Avonia, Grahamia-A Grower's Handbook. Hull Rd (GB). British Cactus and Succulent Society. 80 pp. I didn't think that A. telephiastrum and A. rufescens were synonyms, but perhaps you have a citation for that (they are reported to have different chromosome numbers, among other features). Rowley has keys, illustrations, but there have been misgivings about his treatment of the genus Anacampseros.

Thanks for the great photo-plant-pot! Yale

    Bookmark   February 23, 2010 at 11:19PM
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blutarski

so, in 30 odd years, my tiny ana might get a woody stem like that? Can't wait!

another gorgeous pot, by the way. can i put in an order?

    Bookmark   February 24, 2010 at 9:31AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

This pot is one of my favorites yet.
I'm partial to the crackly textures and "broken" lips.
I like how the color of the pot matches the color of the roots.

Josh

    Bookmark   February 24, 2010 at 9:49AM
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stanofh

I keep planting them and either they die in pots or they do okay in ground-then they disappear,slugs? or?. So,I dont know how youve avoided the rot problem..not easy to grow.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2010 at 6:18PM
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blutarski

stanofh, i have mine in a gritty bonsai mix.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2010 at 4:43PM
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caudex1

Repositioned

    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 1:44PM
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