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Black-spined Beauties

Posted by vilcat z4b NH (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 22, 06 at 12:36

Here are some very lovely plants with black spines.
Does anyone know their names?








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RE: Black-spined Beauties

The second two look very much like Neoporterias to me. No idea what species, the genus used to be huge but has been reduced to just a few very variable species of Eriosyce.

The first one. Lobivia?


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I have no idea what the first should be. The second one maybe Neochilenia (Neoporteria) jussieui (it has dirty-white flower). The third one is Eriosyce (horrida???). I love the last two.

Robi


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I love black spined cactus, these are beautiful. Did you just get them? When buying seeds I always look for black spines in the description, also blue or purple skin.
Dan
Lincoln, NE USDA 5


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Thanks Dan, yes I just got them.
I have a cactus with a purple blush on a blue-green body.




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I too love the black-spined Eriosyce and relatives. Also, those that turn purple in the sun are always fun:


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Ooooooooo, nice.


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I just can't resist a black spined plant. Beautiful plants you all have.

Dawn


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S&B!

What's that plant above? Notocactus ottonis v oxycostatus? Or not an ottonis? Thanks for your nice posting!

Robi


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Kathy,

If you like those black-spined/purple bodied plants, you simply must get Neochilenia occulta, if you haven't already.

Oh, wait..........that's right - everything globular is either Echnopsis or Eriosyce, isn't it?


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I have this plant as Notocactus oxycostatus, although it isn't clear to me how to reliably distinguish it from N. ottonis (except with seed and a microscope?). I can't find any reference to N. ottonis var oxycostatus, is there a new arrangement of the genus that I haven't seen?


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Yes, I tried to find any mention of the ottonis relationship, but I didn't find, too. But I took a good look at all of my downloaded seedlist, and no results.


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