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agrippa



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PostSubject: Recent photos of E. vivipara   Recent photos of E. vivipara Icon_minitimeSun Jun 10, 2012 10:59 pm

Chris43 wrote:
Escobaria is a often overlooked genus, but I think the plants are very interesting. Not many genera that can claim to exist from Canada to Mexico! That about 2000 miles, or 3200kms. Maybe only Opuntia as a genus beats it, and it has so many different species. With Escobaria there are much fewer species, and of course E.vivipara is just an amazing plant from a distribution point of view.
These words remind me that I have made some fresh pictures of this cactus in Drumheller area, Alberta.

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They are growing literally together with Opuntia polyacantha, other wide spread species here.
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At the tops of larger stems buds could be seen but no flowers yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Recent photos of E. vivipara   Recent photos of E. vivipara Icon_minitimeMon Jun 11, 2012 3:39 am

Escobarias are quite rear in that region, I think even close to northern limits of the species. I found them at the tops of these eroded grassy hills, facing south - on sunniest and driest spots.

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PostSubject: Re: Recent photos of E. vivipara   Recent photos of E. vivipara Icon_minitimeSun Jun 17, 2012 3:53 pm

The bloom finally began this weekend. We found lot of plants in flower after a sunshine replaced rainy morning yesterday. Here are some photos we made:

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Bright flowers made otherwise unnoticeable and hidden in the grass plants easy to spot. Nice views!
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PostSubject: Re: Recent photos of E. vivipara   Recent photos of E. vivipara Icon_minitimeMon Jun 18, 2012 3:14 pm

Hi agrippa, Nice to see some good looking plants in habitat, with a bonus of Vivipara's large flowers too. It's finished flowering for me in the uk at present. I miss it's wonderful scent when I walk into the greenhouse first thing in the morning. Derek.
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PostSubject: Re: Recent photos of E. vivipara   Recent photos of E. vivipara Icon_minitimeTue Jun 19, 2012 2:12 am

O yes, the odour.. It could be felt from a meter or two above, esp. if several flowers ware open. Could not resist to stick my nose inside like these bees. It reminds that of large-flower Mammillaria.

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I also mentioned some plants with light-coloured whitish central spines like this one but most there had rusty ones.
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PostSubject: Re: Recent photos of E. vivipara   Recent photos of E. vivipara Icon_minitimeTue Jul 03, 2012 4:39 am

And finally a plant in my rock garden opened a flower today.

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And another one in a week later with two flowers.
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PostSubject: Re: Recent photos of E. vivipara   Recent photos of E. vivipara Icon_minitimeTue Jul 03, 2012 9:58 am

Magnificent - oh to have such plant on the hills here!

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PostSubject: Re: Recent photos of E. vivipara   Recent photos of E. vivipara Icon_minitimeThu Jul 05, 2012 11:52 am

so beautiful plants !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Recent photos of E. vivipara   Recent photos of E. vivipara Icon_minitimeSat Jul 28, 2012 7:26 am

Last one opened for this summer?
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