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Echeveria ID

Posted by bikerdoc5968 6 SE MI (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 11, 12 at 11:00

I was given several leaves of this Echeveria about this time last year. It had no name and the owner was clueless! This is the plant from one of the leaves as it is today. While you can't see them, there are two flower spikes. In our cool weather, it will be a month or more before they open. Any assistance as to an ID.... Please?

Howard


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RE: Echeveria ID

No idea but its fabulous!


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It looks like E. 'Mauna Loa' , E. Arlie Wright, E. 'Dick's Pink', E. 'Zorro', . They kinda all look similar but my gues is E. ' Dick's Pink'... but that could be because it was taken in similar light situation and at the same time of the year. These things get green and pink depending on the light. But you knew that.

Here is a link that might be useful: Echeveria 'Dicks Pink' .


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Thanks, Mara, but all of the plants suggested are much more crinkled than my plant and the leaves have a much different shape. Only the edge of the leaf is crinkled on my plant. One consideration is Echeveria gigantea.


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I happened to see that plant;s photo published recently, Howard, in the special issue (Oaxaca) of the CSSA Journal, and that plant has no crinkled edges. Maybe what you have is a cultivar / hybrid. That issue's cover picture had Mammillarias growing out of the bark of a palm tree.


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  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Thu, Oct 11, 12 at 18:37

Looks like an Echeveria of the shaviana/gibbiflora hybrid type. There are lots and lots of them. The shaviana contributes the rippled edge, the gibbiflora the heft. Both together seem to have the potential fabulous coloration.


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Sorry, I'm not at home at the moment, Howard (at urgent care w/son). I'll check my Echeveria book when I get home & see if I can find a match or suggestions for you.


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Rosemarie, I hope all turned out well with your son.


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All that from one leaf in a year? Quite the overachiever that plant. Lovely coloration.


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Thanks, Sherry. We were hoping it was not broken or cracked ribs. Turns out probably bruised. He'll live.

Howard, from the book, Echeveria Cultivars, your beautiful plants looks closest to 'Harry Butterfield' or perhaps 'Sundancer'. While I can't say it is either of these for sure, as I don't know if they are found in the trade much.

As others have mentioned, it looks like E. gibbiflora, E. gigantea and/or E.shaviana is in the mix. :)

Wonderfully grown, Howard! A beauty to have, even without a name!


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Hi Howard,
I agree with Rosemarie.. Harry Butterfield would be my guess too. Others mentioned vastly different forms and colours...P.S.They put the wrong pic in for Sundancer in the E.C. book Sundancer [mine from Dick originally ]mottley mauvy pink. He used gibbiflora and gigantes as parent plants for many of his hybrids


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Thanks to both of you. My question is this: If it is HB, the pics I've seen of it have more of a wavy leaf as well as the undulated margins....


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OK, not that Echeveria flowers help with the ID but here is one of the spikes from this plant as it appears today (11/10/12). So anyone know a proper name for this big leaf Echeveria??????


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Great flower shot, Howard! Unfortunately, with most of these hybrid Echeveria, flowers aren't very helpful with their IDs (as you surmised). ;( I'm still thinking it could be 'Harry Butterfield'. The wavy leaves/undulated margins may just be part of its variability (sometimes the plants look very different from season to season). I suppose you'll never know for certain. Wish I could be of more help to you!


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