Tephrocactus russellii flower

steve_nzNovember 28, 2005

One of my meaner looking Tephros.

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cactuspolecat(Tasmania Aust)

Your russellii is a bit different from mine, though according to the description I have, the pads are variable in size... but mine has a green stigma.

CP

    Bookmark   November 28, 2005 at 3:57PM
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shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

I don't know a lot about these. Except that T. russellii got moved to Maihueniopsis ovata :) So I don't know if the green stigma is definitive but if it is then that plant would be a different species such M. glomerata. Both these species, plus M. darwinii, hybridise in the wild, so I guess you pick whichever name you like ;)

    Bookmark   November 28, 2005 at 4:47PM
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steve_nz

CP, your plant appears to have flattened pads, unlike mine and the one drawn in the link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Desert Tropicals link

    Bookmark   November 28, 2005 at 5:37PM
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cactuspolecat(Tasmania Aust)

Yes Steve that's the first thing I noticed when I looked at your pic, It was only when I checked my shot that I noted the different stigma colour. Thanks S&B, I'll investigate mine a bit further.

CP

    Bookmark   November 29, 2005 at 3:02AM
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