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PostSubject: have no clue, ID please   Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:06 pm

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PostSubject: Re: have no clue, ID please   Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:23 am

While we wait for someone knowledgeable to say something, it has the pringlei/rhodantha look, although with some unusually straight central spines.
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PostSubject: Re: have no clue, ID please   Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:03 pm

It came with a label "Mam. carretti" what is not correct i think.
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PostSubject: Re: have no clue, ID please   Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:35 pm

Hi Hermit,

i would suggest your plant/plants is probably a form of m.geminispina, which have those slightly curved spines, the length of which can vary from short to very long and are tipped brown. A long shot could possibilty be m.albilanata sub. oaxacana
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PostSubject: Re: have no clue, ID please   Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:36 pm

Hi Hermit,
Did you receive my suggestions.
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PostSubject: Re: have no clue, ID please   Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:47 pm

Yes, thank you very much. I think- looking the pictures at the gallery- geminispina will be the correct answer, but let's wait until next spring, blooming season.
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PostSubject: Re: have no clue, ID please   Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:41 pm

Hi Hermit,
If, as I expect it to be m. geminispina it probably won't come into bloom until late summer, which mine are at present doing. It's a shy bloomer. Just one or two carmine red flowers open at any one time per head. By that time there should be evidence of previous blooms, with plenty of red seed pods.
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PostSubject: Re: have no clue, ID please   Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:55 pm

I don't think it bloomed this year. i have it from an old collector, who did not have the stregth anymore to take care of his plants, and passed away on 1th september at the age of 85. Some of his plants live on in my collection now.
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PostSubject: Re: have no clue, ID please   Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:30 pm

It does not look like M. geminispina to me. I tend more towards M. haageana/elegans/ignota (or something closely related).

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PostSubject: Re: have no clue, ID please   Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:43 pm

Which was my second outside possibility! What do you think Chris.
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PostSubject: Re: have no clue, ID please   Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:31 pm

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Now my vote goes to dixanthocentron.
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PostSubject: Re: have no clue, ID please   Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:51 pm

Hi Hermit,

Certainly not dixanthocentron. Look at jfabiao plant on this forum in the picture gallery. It should have long curling central spines and a pinkish flower which your's doesn't. I still think looking at the flower colour and shape, and the fact there aren't that many blooms at the moment, that it's geminispina subsp. leucocentra. If it should produce a complete ring of flowers over the next few days, then possibly an albilanata type plant e.g. ignota or similar. Which according to Hunts classification are all lumped under albilanata subsp. oaxacana.
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PostSubject: Re: have no clue, ID please   Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:16 am

You're right, it will produce a full ring of flowers, in 1 or 2 weeks. I don't think it is geminispina, the flower looks way different (color/shape). As for the dixanthocentron, have a look on all the plants in the gallery: not all has long centrals, and some produces reddish flowers, not pink.

I promise i will make nice pics from the full blooming :-) Maybe that will bring us closer to the solution.
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PostSubject: Re: have no clue, ID please   Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:20 am

I think its one of the albilanata forms. Definitely not geminispina of any kind, imho, and I have seen that kind of flower on plants which I felt were albilanata oaxacana forms in habitat. They certainly didn't always form complete rings of flowers, and the outer sepals were the dull brownish pink which seems possible from those in the photos.

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