Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Astrophytum crests and monstose

Astrophytum ornatum on its own roots. A very large cristate form.

A. myriostigma monstrose. This is actually a hybrid and is known as 'lotusland'.

The picture on the left shows another type of myriostigma which offsets at the top as well as from the side. This is called proliferous type and strictly speaking is not a monstrose but an aberration non the less.

This is a monstrose form of A. myriostigma. Each individual part is small unlike its original species.

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