Identification: I.D. for cacti please

Discussion in 'Cacti and Succulents' started by Chungii V, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Chungii V

    Chungii V Active Member

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    Hey all,
    I'm being lazy now and posting a couple of plants I've not really searched too hard for (at least I'm honest).
    They are all seed grown and a few years old, I think the first 2 are types of barrel cactus (Ferocactus or Echinocactus perhaps?).
    Any help is, as always, appreciated.
     

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    K Baron Well-Known Member

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    Yes, and refer to succulent care and tips for your plants, you have years of pleasure ahead, especially for the blooms!
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    2. looks like a Melocactus sp.
    3. Gymnocalycium sp. (G. pflanzii?)
     
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    Hi C V
    First one looks like a Copiapoa. Other two seem to have correct species id. Not sure about variety, thats up to you to verify
     
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    Cheers all,
    I had 3 as Gymnocalcium but wasn't sure of species and then got side tracked searching. I've got something to go off now and I'll post names when I get them in the coming days.
    Thanks again you've definitely saved me a few hours of head scratching :}
     
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    Okay I am thinking these are it:
    1 still searching not any of above....
    2 Melocactus lemairei closest match I could find.
    3 Gymnocalcium still not sure of species, I will have let it get a bit more size to it, I checked G. pflanzii and had it originally as G. oenanthemum, it's somewhere between those

    I probably will change my mind again when they flower :} :{ I love my cactii but not sure about the naming side.... Maybe Bob, Rob and Julie would be easier? :}
    BTW I was able to label 3 other unknown cacti in my hunt, it's always like that, hence my commonly getting side tracked :}
     
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    mandarin Active Member 10 Years

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    No. 1 reminds me of a Notocactus, group Neonotocactus, but I cannot remember any species with spines like that. I'll take a look in my books later (I don't have access to them at the moment).
    No. 3: Gymnocalycium are often difficult, but can it be a young saglionis?
     
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    Notocactus syn Parodia herteri and werdermanniana seem close, maybe?
    I am going to leave the Gymnocalcium until it has grown a bit more. The first two were from unlabeled, mixed, collected seed and are around 6 years old, the other was a seedling I picked up somewhere along the line not that long ago.
     

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