Monday, April 20, 2009

Small Cacti

Gymnocactus saueri
was rediscovered by Friz Maurice in the 80's after being discovered by Baum and P. Sauer in 1925 and described in 1928 by Bodeker and remaining undiscovered since that time.

This Gymnocactus Saueri produced a dozen flowers.

It comes from Salamanca near san Vicente, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Echinocereus Laui was discovered by Alfred Lau in 1974 and subsequently named for him. It comes from near El Trigo ranch, East of Yecora from the State of Sonora, Mexico.

It will eventually cluster after some time but the plant remains small.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Mammillaria painteri forma monstrosa

Mammillaria painteri fa. monstrosa is a well known form in cultivation. I have had Mammillaria bocasana cv. caterpincy. I suspect that both are the same cultivars.

Echinocereus davisii X E. pulchellus v. sharpii

This is a hybrid between Echinocereus davisii and Echinocereus pulchellus v. sharpii. Only this plant survived and it has been grafted on a pereskiopsis.