Black-spined Beauties

vilcat(z4b NH)March 22, 2006

Here are some very lovely plants with black spines.

Does anyone know their names?

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shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

The second two look very much like Neoporterias to me. No idea what species, the genus used to be huge but has been reduced to just a few very variable species of Eriosyce.

The first one. Lobivia?

    Bookmark   March 22, 2006 at 1:28PM
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robcacti(Hungary EUR)

I have no idea what the first should be. The second one maybe Neochilenia (Neoporteria) jussieui (it has dirty-white flower). The third one is Eriosyce (horrida???). I love the last two.

Robi

    Bookmark   March 22, 2006 at 1:45PM
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cactusdan19(z5b NE)

I love black spined cactus, these are beautiful. Did you just get them? When buying seeds I always look for black spines in the description, also blue or purple skin.
Dan
Lincoln, NE USDA 5

    Bookmark   March 22, 2006 at 4:15PM
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vilcat(z4b NH)

Thanks Dan, yes I just got them.
I have a cactus with a purple blush on a blue-green body.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2006 at 4:25PM
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shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

I too love the black-spined Eriosyce and relatives. Also, those that turn purple in the sun are always fun:

    Bookmark   March 22, 2006 at 6:40PM
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vilcat(z4b NH)

Ooooooooo, nice.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2006 at 7:06PM
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deefar(zone 5 NY)

I just can't resist a black spined plant. Beautiful plants you all have.

Dawn

    Bookmark   March 22, 2006 at 9:45PM
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robcacti(Hungary EUR)

S&B!

What's that plant above? Notocactus ottonis v oxycostatus? Or not an ottonis? Thanks for your nice posting!

Robi

    Bookmark   March 23, 2006 at 3:40PM
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jeffrey_harris(San Diego, CA)

Kathy,

If you like those black-spined/purple bodied plants, you simply must get Neochilenia occulta, if you haven't already.

Oh, wait..........that's right - everything globular is either Echnopsis or Eriosyce, isn't it?

    Bookmark   March 23, 2006 at 5:42PM
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shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

I have this plant as Notocactus oxycostatus, although it isn't clear to me how to reliably distinguish it from N. ottonis (except with seed and a microscope?). I can't find any reference to N. ottonis var oxycostatus, is there a new arrangement of the genus that I haven't seen?

    Bookmark   March 24, 2006 at 6:56AM
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robcacti(Hungary EUR)

Yes, I tried to find any mention of the ottonis relationship, but I didn't find, too. But I took a good look at all of my downloaded seedlist, and no results.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2006 at 3:33PM
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