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steve_nzNovember 24, 2005

Lovely flower, plant grows up to size of basketball at least.

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cactusjordi(z10 CA)

I am not so familiar with South American cacti. But could it be an Acanthocalycium?

Jordi

    Bookmark   November 24, 2005 at 5:13PM
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shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

The flower certainly looks to be in the Echinopsis family, but that's the limit of my knowledge :)

    Bookmark   November 24, 2005 at 6:42PM
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alealdo(z8 Torino-Italy)

I would look for some red flowered Notocactus/Parodia.
3 answers, 3 different genus... good luck! :)

Alessandro

    Bookmark   November 25, 2005 at 3:29AM
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Niel42_Scotland

Could it be Soehrensia bruchii?
That is if it still goes under this name.
Niel.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2005 at 10:56AM
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shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

Oh how I love the lumpers! Soehrensia? Acanthocalycium? Lobivia? Helianthocereus? Who knows?

But I can guess Echinopsis and always be right ;)

    Bookmark   November 26, 2005 at 11:00AM
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Niel42_Scotland

I guess I am just old fashioned and stick with the old names.
The "Lumpers" have a lot to answer for especially when it comes to judging the Echinopsis Group now with so many Genera all thrown into together.
For example a meter high Trichocereus alongside a small bodied Lobivia in the same show class under the name Echinopsis, where do we go from here why don't they just simplify it once and for all and call every genera Cactus.
I don't think so.
Up until the Lumpers got their way if someone talked about say a Lobivia you could picture it in your mind but not now,an Echinopsis can now range from small globular to large cereus type plants.
The Rebutia Group has become the same,I could go on but I will climb down from my soapbox.
Niel.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2005 at 11:57AM
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shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

I'm right with yer Niel, name 'em all Cactus and end the confusion :)

I could just about stomach Cactus and Opuntia so those nasty glochidy things have to go on a different bench!

    Bookmark   November 26, 2005 at 3:21PM
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cactuspolecat(Tasmania Aust)

G'day Steve, I found this pic of Lobivia (Soehrensia) bruchii, scanned from a slide I took at a garden on the mainland a few years ago. This clump of L. bruchii was over a mertre wide. I reckon this is what your plant is.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2005 at 4:09AM
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