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|Subject: mammillaria tezontle Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:16 pm|| |
plants offered by "the UK reference collection"...
these are the firs flowers....
thank you tam....
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Location : Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Scotland
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|Subject: Re: mammillaria tezontle Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:36 am|| |
Gald you got the plants Ok. The seed for your plants came from Kohres. Hunt places, and the Fitz-Maurice's now agreed, this has a dwarf form of crinita leucantha.
This is ML 690, seed from Cactus Heaven, sown 30-1-08 and germinated 7-2-08.
The Fitz-Maurice's under took a population study of this form and the they determined the life cycle to be about 4 years in habitat, hence the need to flower early.
These plants are very similar to ML 138, moeller-valdeziana, which Hunt, again places under crinita leucantha.
This is the Fitz-Maurice's collection, WAF 1983. These plants have died, put I was able to save some seed.
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|Subject: Re: mammillaria tezontle Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:03 pm|| |
Interesting that the Fitzes put the lifecyle in habitat at 4 years. My oldest one of this form is ML138 grown from seed in 2001, as moeller-valdeziana. My oldest tezontle is a plant I bought in 2005, so it must be at least 6 years old now. I hope they don't give up too soon.
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