ID challenge - a Mesemb

ariole(z7DE)November 1, 2005

This tall piece of work was sitting among the Conophytums with the tag - meyerii. I have strong doubts.

Al

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

Baby birdies with party favors!

I haven't a clue.
~Rosemarie

    Bookmark   November 1, 2005 at 6:48PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
deefar(zone 5 NY)

Good guess Rosemarie.

Dawn

    Bookmark   November 1, 2005 at 7:14PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cactuspolecat(Tasmania Aust)

Al, I just looked you plant up in the Hermann Jacobsen Succulent Lexicon, your pic fits the description and picture of Conophytum meyerae right down to the dots along the leaf margins. There IS a conophytum species... meyeri v. meyeri (old name) but this is totally different looking plant.

I did a search and found these links for you...

Cheers for now, CP

Conophytum meyerae.

.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2005 at 4:39AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

Sounds good to me. C. meyerae is now considered to be a form of C. bilobum ssp bilobum and it certainly has that look, while C. meyeri is a different species in group Biloba. I don't have the exact descriptions for the different Conophytum species but it all seems to fit :)

The horrible thing is that they can look similar to completely different plants such as Cheiridopsis. The differences are very apparent when you observe them for a period of time.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2005 at 9:06AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ariole(z7DE)

Ah-Ha!

meyerae vs meyeri

My first problem was a spelling problem. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have the help I am getting from the garden web crew.

Almost 100% of my mesembs were grown from seed about 1980 or so. So many places where errors in naming can creep in. Was the seed named correctly? When plants are re-potted, did I mix labels.? When re-starting those in sad shape in the rooting bin, did I mix labels? Visitors sometimes pull labels to check data and might not place them correctly.

You folks know what you are talking about. I did a Google search for this plant and entered my spelling error. I came up with a plant that did not match at all. I am very grateful for your critique. Also for the chance to read your expert commentary.

Many a thank you.

Al

    Bookmark   November 2, 2005 at 6:01PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
help ID opuntia from colorado
i recieved this from colorado. my friend says its seen...
cactusgrower313
Gymnocalycium mihanovichii var. friedrichii
Hi, I have included a pic of my Gymnocalycium mihanovichii...
dirt_farmer
Echinocereus viridiflorus in the snow
I have a lot of nice hardy cacti in my outdoor rock...
cactus_cowboy
Help with identifying this cactus
Hi Everyone. I got this cactus at the Huntington Garden...
oregonplantnut
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™