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PlantFiles Pictures: Eulychnia (Eulychnia castanea var. varispiralis)

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CactusJordi
El Cajon, CA

August 26, 2009
11:37 AM

Post #6989630

Eulychnia
Eulychnia castanea var. varispiralis


Right and left handed.

http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/131143/

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Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


November 25, 2010
11:10 AM

Post #8230265

Another so cool photo!

And I should add of a so cool plant.

This message was edited Nov 25, 2010 11:10 AM

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


November 27, 2010
7:12 PM

Post #8233538

those are amazing... do those exist in nature, or are they strictly a nursery creation?
CactusJordi
El Cajon, CA

November 28, 2010
9:05 AM

Post #8234355

I don't know.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


April 9, 2013
6:12 AM

Post #9477153

PalmBob, what does nursery creation mean? I was looking at this page and found it said "Origin: Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)."

http://www.cactus-art.biz/schede/EULYCHNIA/Eulychnia_castanea/Eulychnia_castanea_varispiralis_discoidal_form/Eulychnia_castanea_varispiralis_disc_form.htm

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


April 9, 2013
9:52 PM

Post #9478331

I think the 'normal' form of some Eulychnia (assume its castanea) is 'stressed' in cultivation (maybe the meristem is damaged purposely) in such a way that the plants start growing like this... but the chances of this happening in nature are pretty small. That is only a guess.
CactusJordi
El Cajon, CA

April 10, 2013
8:59 PM

Post #9479525

There is a rumor that this monstrous form had been [u]collected in the wild[/u] by an Austrian in the 80s and eventually brought to the nursery of Albert Plapp, who propagated and distributed it.
http://www.kakteen-plapp.de/shop1/index.php?cat=KAT02&lang=ENG
Unfortunately the Plapps can't remember the name of that man.
About 21 years ago it was introduced to the Städtische Sukkulenten Sammlung, Zürich by Schatzl from the Botanical Garden, Linz in Austria.

Jordi
CactusJordi
El Cajon, CA

April 10, 2013
9:00 PM

Post #9479527

There is a rumor that this monstrous form had been collected in the wild by an Austrian in the 80s and eventually brought to the nursery of Albert Plapp, who propagated and distributed it.
http://www.kakteen-plapp.de/shop1/index.php?cat=KAT02&lang=ENG
Unfortunately the Plapps can't remember the name of that man.
About 21 years ago it was introduced to the Städtische Sukkulenten Sammlung, Zürich by Schatzl from the Botanical Garden, Linz in Austria.

Jordi

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