Now thinking 'Neochilenia'

ariole(z7DE)November 11, 2005

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"?

Al

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cactuspolecat(Tasmania Aust)

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).

:) CP

    Bookmark   November 11, 2005 at 6:05PM
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shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

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 :)

    Bookmark   November 11, 2005 at 6:26PM
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ariole(z7DE)

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.

Al

    Bookmark   November 11, 2005 at 7:07PM
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noom(10a/Bangkok)

Very nice plant. But it's not Neochilenia. It's absolutely Gymnocalycium marsoneri.

Enjoy,
Noom.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2005 at 7:13PM
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ariole(z7DE)

Many thanks, Noom.

I did a quick search and came up with this pic link. I think you nailed it for me.

Al

Here is a link that might be useful: G. marsoneri

    Bookmark   November 11, 2005 at 7:24PM
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shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

How about this one.

Here is a link that might be useful: G. marsoneri

    Bookmark   November 11, 2005 at 7:33PM
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ariole(z7DE)

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.

Al

    Bookmark   November 11, 2005 at 8:21PM
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imjustgil(Z6 TN)

I have no idea, but I would have adopted it too.

Gil

    Bookmark   November 11, 2005 at 9:39PM
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