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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 4:41 pm 
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My Thelocactus bicolor v. schwarzii sprouted a few centrals this season. Is that normal?
I'm thinking of clipping them off but don't know if it's like women's upper lip hair. I don't want them to come back bigger and longer!!!!!! :? :?
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It's still quite a looker IMHO.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 5:32 pm 
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Ed, If it were mine I'd leave it be. JMO and yes it is quite a looker :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 2:16 pm 
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An occasional central spine is OK. More than one would suggest you have a different subspecies.


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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 3:25 pm 
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Thanks Ian,
What happened? Did someone swipe your avitar?
I guess I'll be happy with mine if the one in the lower left of this site:
http://www.thelocactus.cactus-mall.com/ ... arzii.html
And what ever the heck this is can be called ssp. schwarzii:
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl= ... tgPq_IHbAQ

I got mine from the "Master" and know it is as pure as they come!!!!

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TCSS meeting tonight(free Mamms and Corys) if you'd care to come as my guest 8) ,
Sorry I can't pick you up but I'm headed out to the Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii- got a tip they are near blooming :shock: ,
AZED

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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 7:54 am 
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I've got ssp heterochromus, very nice. The one on the left is a normal seedling, the one on the right is odd.

My avatar disappeared during some change or other to the site. I'll put it back one day. Maybe ...


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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 11:11 am 
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Ian,
OOOOOPS! :oops: I had no intention of getting the ssp. hetrochromus in the post. None the less I really like both of the plants you posted.
The hyperlink I intended was to the same site, different picture of a "perfect" :roll: :lol: ssp. schwarzii at:
http://www.cactus-art.biz/schede/THELOC ... warzii.htm
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AZED

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Hi Ed,
Nice plant!
As Ian said, they can have a central spine. We have plants both with and without centrals. Not sure if they are from different locations or just how they do things in schwarzi world :)

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 9:00 pm 
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Thanks Daryl,
It could just be a "normal" throwback in the The DNA primer sequence trnK-44F of TAT ATC AAT CGR TTA TCA ARG C (Sequence 5' to 3') to TAT ATC ATT CGR TTA TCA ARG C don't you think? OR perhaps it is like you said "a T. schwarzii thing"
I will not worry until it starts growing leaves!!! If that occurs I will definitly concider a different fertilizer! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Have a Grrrrreat Day,
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 10:24 am 
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Uhhhh :| i think i'll stick with the *its a schwarzii thing* ;)

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Walked into the GH after work yesterday to be greeted by this beauty! Must have heard us talking ;) This is one with some pretty serious centrals. I recently picked 2 more of it's siblings from the same grower for match making ;)

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 4:19 pm 
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Daryl,
Wow what a vivid bloom. Very nice. Your plant looks like a T. bicolor var. bicolor or perhaps a bit of var. flavidspinus in there too. A stunning plant. Good luck with your breeding.
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arizonaed wrote:
Daryl,
Wow what a vivid bloom. Very nice. Your plant looks like a T. bicolor var. bicolor ...

That's what I would say also!

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Hrmmm, well the grower is very maticulas with his notes and labels...i'll have to ask him about it.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 10:35 pm 
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Notes might be very accurate but if several T. bicolors are in the same GH there could be some Cacti hanky panky going on with little more than a house fly in the GH.
It is a lovely plant regarless of its parents.
Here is one of my "Mixmaster Thelo bicolor" in April:
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Thelocactus are cool 8) ,
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 3:23 pm 
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In order to enhance confusion or clarify it a little.
Here is what I call Thelocactus bicolor v. mapimiensis
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and this guy is called Thelocactus bicolor v. pottsii (but I don't trust this name myself)
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Nice plants guys!

Never heard of v. mapimiensis before, so no idea on that one.

But i do have a T. bicolor v. pottsii SB77 and it's just like yours, Jordi. Mine currently has buds forming, do you have a pic of the flower from the top?
I guess v. pottsii is considered a syn. of v. heterochromus http://www.thelocactus.cactus-mall.com and when i looked up SB77 it's listed as v. heterochromus.

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Front left: v. pottsii, right: v. schwarzii, Rear: v. mapimiensis.

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Very nice!!

I have this one labeled as schwarzii

Is it right labeled??
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 8:08 pm 
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Tequila wrote:
...I have this one labeled as schwarsii
Is it right labeled??

I don't think so. It has regular erect central spines which is not correct for this var. and the radials are by far too long. And BTW it would be spelled correctly schwarzii.

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 11:37 pm 
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So, if it isn´t schwarzii , what it could be? :?

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