Olympic flowers

alealdo(z8 Torino-Italy)February 20, 2006

Isn't it strange have a cactus flowering on your balcony, while your city is hosting the *winter* Olympics?

This cute Echinocereus viridiflorus v. davisii doesn't care of what happens around:

(Yesterday it snowed, again...)


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cactusdan19(z5b NE)

That's a beauty Alessandro. Must like all the commotion?
Lincoln, NE USDA 5

    Bookmark   February 20, 2006 at 8:57AM
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I really like your particular clone, Alessandro. The flowers seem to have a slight touch of pink. Does it have a collection number?


    Bookmark   February 20, 2006 at 1:27PM
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rpw53(south Florida)

Very nice!

    Bookmark   February 20, 2006 at 7:27PM
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alealdo(z8 Torino-Italy)

Dan, I think so! :)
Al, no field number for this one, it's one of my self-IDed.


    Bookmark   February 21, 2006 at 2:51AM
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tjsangel(z5 OH)

That's one nice flower. Does remind me of the Olympic torch in a way.


    Bookmark   February 21, 2006 at 7:39AM
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cactusjordi(z10 CA)


You have a very nice plant there.
I am convinced however, that it is not a pure E. davisii. This is because it has too many radial spines, the flowering zone is lower than that of davisii and the flower has that pinkish touch.
It most likely is a hybrid with another variety of Ecer. viridiflorus like correllii, neocapillus or similar


Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   February 21, 2006 at 3:27PM
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alealdo(z8 Torino-Italy)

Jordi, thank you for your hints. When it comes to hybrids, one must wave the white flag and surrender... I will keep it as E. davisii X something.

Jen, you're right! I hadn't looked at it in that way!


    Bookmark   February 22, 2006 at 3:24AM
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