I would love for someone to point me in the right direction. I believe the second one is a Tephrocactus.
Thanks in advance.
1st: an Astrophytum
2nd: indeed a Tephrocactus, articulatus if I am not mistaken.
1st looks to be a astrophytum myriostigma quadricostatum (4 ribbes as opposed the the usual 5) Nudum. Cool plant! is it in a 4 inch pot?
Thanks so much for your quick responses. After looking at cacti guide I see that varieties of Tephrocactus articulatus may be problematic to distinguish. I'm happy to have the species though.
The astrophytum is in a 5 inch pot. I have another, presumably Astrophytum. Would this be nudum? Also a 5 inch pot.
No the pictured one above is a normal astrophytum myriostigma, the nudum part comes from the lack of white flecks along the surface of the skin. I personally like the nudum more than I like the white flecked ones. but both are very cool in their own respects. Very nice astros! I wish I could get some that big but buying them on ebay is expensive. and all my seedlings and others are smaller than 2 inches across. Have either ever flowered for you?
Also one question what is the "NOID" in the title mean? is that where you bought them?
That nudum point makes sense. Thanks for bearing with me. I agree that prices on the net are pretty high. I got the speckled one at about an inch from Lowes about 15 years ago for $1.50 and the latest one in a trade so can't complain!
Daisy, I like your definition of NOID--and with the lumpers hard at work I find I have no IDea more and more frequently!
Well I would say that you got a pretty good deal on all accounts!