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...)
That's a beauty Alessandro. Must like all the commotion?
Lincoln, NE USDA 5
I really like your particular clone, Alessandro. The flowers seem to have a slight touch of pink. Does it have a collection number?
Dan, I think so! :)
Al, no field number for this one, it's one of my self-IDed.
That's one nice flower. Does remind me of the Olympic torch in a way.
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:
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!