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kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 25, 2013
11:03 AM

Post #9496830

She's a CUTIE. I love the pink flowers. Of course it was only marked mamillaria species.

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Xenomorf

Xenomorf
Valley of the Sun, AZ
(Zone 9b)


April 25, 2013
7:53 PM

Post #9497361

I appreciate the close-up shots, but do you also have some other shots showing the whole plant?
kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 25, 2013
9:09 PM

Post #9497429

It's in this little group. I can shoot another tomorrow, if this doesn't help...

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Xenomorf

Xenomorf
Valley of the Sun, AZ
(Zone 9b)


April 25, 2013
10:03 PM

Post #9497454

I found a few that were pretty close, but not an exact match. If the flowers are getting ready to open, be sure to post photos of them here, because that would help alot. The flowers, I suspect, are whitish inside petals with pinkish sepals.
Suspects: M. albicans ssp. slevinii. & M. rekoi. Those two seem to have the same spine array but the flowers are a little different (maybe).
We will see what develops with the flowers.
kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 25, 2013
10:09 PM

Post #9497458

Thanks Xenomorf! I will post pics.
plumeriastalker
Melbourne Beach, FL

April 26, 2013
11:03 AM

Post #9498017

Just a guess, "Mammillaria rhodantha"?

Xenomorf

Xenomorf
Valley of the Sun, AZ
(Zone 9b)


April 26, 2013
1:07 PM

Post #9498134

Here are the Varieties and subspecies of Mammillaria rhodantha: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/adv_search.php?searcher[common]=&searcher[family]=&searcher[genus]=mammillaria&searcher[species]=rhodantha&searcher[cultivar]=&searcher[hybridizer]=&searcher[grex]=&search_prefs[blank_cultivar]=&search_prefs[sort_by]=rating&images_prefs=both&Search=Search

There didn't seem to be a match.

Xenomorf

Xenomorf
Valley of the Sun, AZ
(Zone 9b)


April 26, 2013
1:21 PM

Post #9498145

M. haasii is very close but I will wait for flowers.
http://www.cactofili.org/scheda.asp?mode=&gen=mammillaria&sp=haasii&id=66239

Xenomorf

Xenomorf
Valley of the Sun, AZ
(Zone 9b)


April 28, 2013
3:44 PM

Post #9500244

Did it bloom yet?
kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 1, 2013
7:37 PM

Post #9504804

No full blooms yet, just more buds.
kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 2, 2013
11:05 AM

Post #9505453

Got one!

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Xenomorf

Xenomorf
Valley of the Sun, AZ
(Zone 9b)


May 2, 2013
10:16 PM

Post #9506181

I don't know, the flowers seem to be deeper pink and smaller on M. haasii
http://www.cactofili.org/scheda.asp?mode=&gen=mammillaria&sp=haasii&id=66239
kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 2, 2013
11:25 PM

Post #9506190

It otherwise looks so similar!
kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 6, 2013
10:04 AM

Post #9510509

More photos from today...

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Xenomorf

Xenomorf
Valley of the Sun, AZ
(Zone 9b)


May 7, 2013
9:27 AM

Post #9511821

I wonder why the flowers aren't opening all the way... Is it getting enough direct sunlight?
kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 7, 2013
12:26 PM

Post #9512022

It is in full sun. They are opening and then closing?
kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 9, 2013
8:55 PM

Post #9515255

I checked it again, forgot to grab photos. A bunch were open, and now they are closed again. I will try and catch it again tomorrow.
kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 11, 2013
10:41 PM

Post #9517472

It's happily blooming now...

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kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 11, 2013
10:44 PM

Post #9517473

Haasii? Do you think?

Xenomorf

Xenomorf
Valley of the Sun, AZ
(Zone 9b)


May 12, 2013
12:17 PM

Post #9517995

Yes, M. haasii.
The thing is, M. haasii is a synonym of Mammillaria spinosissima ssp. spinosissima
Which apparently has some degree of variation within the species. So it might not look like a lot of other spinosissima's.
http://www.mammillarias.net/gallery/mammillaria_species.php?searchstring=spinosissima ssp spinosissima&lg=uk
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/adv_search.php?searcher[common]=&searcher[family]=&searcher[genus]=mammillaria&searcher[species]=spinosissima&searcher[cultivar]=&searcher[hybridizer]=&searcher[grex]=&search_prefs[blank_cultivar]=&search_prefs[sort_by]=rating&images_prefs=both&Search=Search
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/93775/

I'd label it Mammillaria spinosissima (M. haasii)
kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 13, 2013
10:56 PM

Post #9519742

Thank you Xenomorf!

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