Last month I was trying to put this stout spined 'Big Box Rescue' among the Gymnos. A visiting cactus grower suggested I look among the Neochilenias. It's expanding over it's 4" pot.
Do you say "Yay" or "Nay"?
G'day Al, Iit looks like it's got chins, I'd leave it among the Gymno's until a flower tells me otherwise... it reminds me of Gymno tillianum (except for a couple of extra spines).
I like to think of Neocilenias and Neoporterias as having pseudo-chins :)
I hope this picture shows what I mean. See the protruding part of the tubercle below the areole?
But you know the rules! Want a name? Find a flower :)
CP - SnB,
I agree that tillianum is just not quite it.
And "Want a name? Find a flower" is the best advice out there.
Today was a sunny one but with a raw wind off the ocean. I decided to stay inside and look at plants that needed naming. This is one of them. To me that plant with its particular spines has a unique appearance that just might prompt someone to say that they know what it is.
I need to practice patience and will wait until i see a flower.
Very nice plant. But it's not Neochilenia. It's absolutely Gymnocalycium marsoneri.
Many thanks, Noom.
I did a quick search and came up with this pic link. I think you nailed it for me.
Here is a link that might be useful: G. marsoneri
How about this one.
It's always a happy day when one of my no name plants crosses over to the other side.
With all the searching of pictures I did for this one I'm surprised I never came across this close match.
Many many thanks to all.
I have no idea, but I would have adopted it too.