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Cacti and Succulents: beautiful red spines need a name tag

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xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 11, 2012
5:12 PM

Post #9038577

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

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amanzed
Los Angeles, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 11, 2012
5:19 PM

Post #9038595

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.

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xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 11, 2012
5:36 PM

Post #9038612

Will check it out, thanks amanzed. xuling
amanzed
Los Angeles, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 11, 2012
6:23 PM

Post #9038669

And Lobivia is officially Echinopsis now, but I've noticed in the trade, folks continue to use the old name.
xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 11, 2012
6:57 PM

Post #9038727

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
amanzed
Los Angeles, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 11, 2012
9:11 PM

Post #9038905

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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