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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Echinocereus sheeri obscuriensis

This plant from Sierra Obscura area has the largest flowers of all E.sheeri. It also sometimes named E.salm-dycianus obscurensis,

Friday, November 4, 2016

Echinocereus engelmannii

The mid-fall picture of this "(Cactus) King of the West" species. It has been about 6 months sine the last rains hit the area, back in spring. The plants lost water and have very fierce spiny look. Note the smaller spine clusters on the ground - those are the areoles that were dropped from the ripe fruit, meaning yes, this is flowering size plant.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Mammillaria pottsii

This is primarily Mexican species from Durango and Chihiahia states , but the very Northern tip of it's distribution touches unto US in Big Bend NP.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Cleistocactus colademononis

The resent discovery now found in some garden stores - a possible hybrid and beautiful plant.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Copryphantha macromeris

This is probably the most unusual Coryphantha. In the wild it forms large low mounds of hundred or more of heads, often more than 3 feet across.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Matucana intertexta

Matucanas are nice and easy but not very common in cultivation plants.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Escobaria leei

Another interesting Escobaria - Guadalupe mountains endemic. It's spines remind of Escobaria minima.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Escobaria alversonii

Escobaria alversonii is one of the prettiest Escobarias, but very rarely seen in cultivation. This California endemic requires wet winter and dry summer conditions, simulating weather pattern of Mojave desert, and is pretty slow when grown from seed.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Echinocereus ledignii

This little known Arizona endemic occurs on two mountain ridges, where it grows on higher elevation, in juniper-pine forest.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Echinocereus bonkerae

The "classic" Echinocereus bonkerae - very distinct plant with dense short spines. This picture is taken near Oracle, AZ.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Echinomastus intertextus

Nice species that flowers in late winter, with characteristic pink stigma.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Pediocactus simpsonii

Medium sized plant flowering on a sunny Munday a week ago near Ely, NV. The flower color at this location varies from white to cream to pinkish.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Trichocereus hybrid

Every spring this plant puts out the show of flowers that lasts for only two days. Luckily, it usually repeats again, in smaller proportions, later in the summer.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Rebutia fiebrigii

This plant flowers year around, but spring time bloom flashes are pretty spectacular.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Echinocereus coccineus

This is a form with long dark spines and larger pale-red flowers. The plants seem to have perfect flowers (that is not dioicous as by he species) - but it is possible that I have only male specimens.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Ubelmannia pectinifera

The somewhat rare cactus from Brazil finally blooms in my greenhouse. The flowers a tiny. 

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