Another ID please

Julie_Alley(z5 On Canada)August 10, 2006

I would really like some help Iding these 2 cacti. I suspect the first to be a Gymnocalycium and the second to be Hamatocactus setispinus. Are these id attempts possible?

Thanks for your help,


Here is a link that might be useful: cacti to ID

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shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

I think you're right in both cases. Can't see the body too clearly but probably Gymnocalycium friedrichii.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2006 at 12:20PM
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robcacti(Hungary EUR)

2nd one is Hamatocactus setispinus. It has a parmufed flowering.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2006 at 5:05AM
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wazungy(Quebec Canada)

Number 2 looks like a Ferocactus hamatacanthus.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2006 at 12:20AM
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robcacti(Hungary EUR)

Ciao Wazungy!

Fero hamatacanthus and Thelocactus setispinus are relatives. Later they thought so close (they were both in the same family, Hamatocactus, today it's separated to two different family. Hamatacanthus went to the Feros, setispinus to the Thelos. The obviuos difference (what you can see on this photo)is the throat of the flower. Hamatacanthus never has red one.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2006 at 2:44PM
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