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Another ID please

Posted by julie_alley z3 QC Canada (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 10, 06 at 9:53

I would really like some help Iding these 2 cacti. I suspect the first to be a Gymnocalycium and the second to be Hamatocactus setispinus. Are these id attempts possible?

Thanks for your help,

Here is a link that might be useful: cacti to ID

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RE: Another ID please

I think you're right in both cases. Can't see the body too clearly but probably Gymnocalycium friedrichii.

RE: Another ID please

2nd one is Hamatocactus setispinus. It has a parmufed flowering.

RE: Another ID please

Number 2 looks like a Ferocactus hamatacanthus.

RE: Another ID please

Ciao Wazungy!

Fero hamatacanthus and Thelocactus setispinus are relatives. Later they thought so close (they were both in the same family, Hamatocactus, today it's separated to two different family. Hamatacanthus went to the Feros, setispinus to the Thelos. The obviuos difference (what you can see on this photo)is the throat of the flower. Hamatacanthus never has red one.

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