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Now thinking 'Neochilenia'

Posted by ariole z7DE (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 11, 05 at 17:02

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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RE: Now thinking 'Neochilenia'

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


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RE: Now thinking 'Neochilenia'

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 :)


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RE: Now thinking 'Neochilenia'

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


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RE: Now thinking 'Neochilenia'

  • Posted by Noom 10a/Bangkok (My Page) on
    Fri, Nov 11, 05 at 19:13

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

Enjoy,
Noom.


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RE: Now thinking 'Neochilenia' ????

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


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RE: Now thinking 'Neochilenia'

How about this one.

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


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RE: Now thinking 'Neochilenia'

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


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RE: Now thinking 'Neochilenia'

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

Gil


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