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Tephrocactus russellii flower

Posted by Steve_nz (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 28, 05 at 15:02

One of my meaner looking Tephros.

Here is a link that might be useful: pic

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RE: Tephrocactus russellii flower

Your russellii is a bit different from mine, though according to the description I have, the pads are variable in size... but mine has a green stigma.


RE: Tephrocactus russellii flower

I don't know a lot about these. Except that T. russellii got moved to Maihueniopsis ovata :) So I don't know if the green stigma is definitive but if it is then that plant would be a different species such M. glomerata. Both these species, plus M. darwinii, hybridise in the wild, so I guess you pick whichever name you like ;)

RE: Tephrocactus russellii flower

CP, your plant appears to have flattened pads, unlike mine and the one drawn in the link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Desert Tropicals link

RE: Tephrocactus russellii flower

Yes Steve that's the first thing I noticed when I looked at your pic, It was only when I checked my shot that I noted the different stigma colour. Thanks S&B, I'll investigate mine a bit further.


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