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beautiful red spines need a name tag

Windsor, CA(Zone 9b)

This beauty is growing rapidly but is lacking a name tag. Any ideas any one? Thanks for the assistance and time.

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Los Angeles, CA(Zone 10a)

My first guess is Lobivia. Check out L maximiliana... I have one labeled Lobivia maximiliana with slightly sparser spines, but otherwise it's quite similar.

This message was edited Mar 11, 2012 5:21 PM

Windsor, CA(Zone 9b)

Will check it out, thanks amanzed. xuling

Los Angeles, CA(Zone 10a)

And Lobivia is officially Echinopsis now, but I've noticed in the trade, folks continue to use the old name.

Windsor, CA(Zone 9b)

the maxmiliana is similar, but lacks the number of spines and the depth of the red color. of course one with lots of babies growing attached may show more similarities. xuling

Los Angeles, CA(Zone 10a)

Right... well number of spines is helpful in determination. Depth of red color on spines can vary within a type. But that was just one species suggestion from a similar plant of mine. I'd still guess the Lobivia group (formerly genus) within Echinopsis as a starting point for your search.

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