Identification: Succulent bloomed and I still don't know the name of the plant

Discussion in 'Cacti and Succulents' started by globetrottersara, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. globetrottersara

    globetrottersara Member

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    Hello everyone,
    I'm new here and also new to plants! I was looking for some info online and came across this board. I hope some of you can be of help.
    I have a very small succulent (diameter is about 8cm / 3.2") I think it could be some Haworthia-like plant, but I'm not sure. It bloomed this afternoon.
    I attached a photo I took yesterday and one I took this afternoon.
    Does anyone know the name of the plant?
    Thanks!
    sara
     

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  2. joclyn

    joclyn Rising Contributor

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    it's a faucaria. probably faucaria felina ssp. tuberculosa.
     
  3. globetrottersara

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    Wow, thank you so much!!!
    I was so "OFF"... :P Thanks again!
     
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    constantgardener Active Member 10 Years

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    mine are blooming now, too. Surprisingly big flowers!
     
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    don't feel bad!!! they look very similar to haworthia, so it's easy to think that's what they are!

    yes, surprisingly big flowers for such a small plant!!
     
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    Cereusly Steve Active Member

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    Faucaria tuberculosa is the correct name again. It is considered to be a separate species from F. felina.

    The flowers of Mesembs are quite different from Haworthia and other genera in the Aloinae.
     
  7. globetrottersara

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    well, thanks again anyway :) at some point I was thinking of some hybrid, as none of the haworthias photos I had found were exactly like my little plant... I'm such a noob :P
    I also have another little plant, I'm waiting for it to bloom, so I can see if it's a Fenestraria or a Frithia (I can't quite see any transparent/"less green" spot on top of the leaves)
    guess I have a mystery desert, eheh...
    will wait for the other 2 blooms on the Faucaria. it's true, the flowers are quite big, wow!
     

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