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by Dave Adams
Sun May 03, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Succulent Identification
Topic: Yucca ID request...
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: Yucca ID request...

Are you sure it's a Yucca? It looks kinda like Agave Filifera/Parviflora.
Don't mean to confuse the issue further sorry!
by Dave Adams
Sun May 03, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Shared Content
Topic: cactuspro digital library
Replies: 9
Views: 26901

Re: cactuspro digital library

Thanks for that Dave, I stand corrected :oops: .I was unaware of Terry Hewitt's death, and the movement of the Lamb's Collection to The Botanic Gardens in Spain.I know that the books are from the seventies and that the Lamb's would probably have died by now. We have lost so many great Cacti Authouri...
by Dave Adams
Sun May 03, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: My flowering Cacti 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 25212

Re: My flowering Cacti 2020

You are certainly in the right place for growing Cacti, Hegar. Its nice to see all your plants flowering, thanks for sharing them with everybody on this forum. We don't have the same conditions as you here in England. It was so sunny here today, so I decided to put some of my Cacti outside in the su...
by Dave Adams
Sun May 03, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: What type of cacti are these?
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: What type of cacti are these?

The plant with flower remains left on it lower down is a Mammillaria not sure of the species?
about the other one it could be some sort of Cereus but not sure. :?
I'm sure someone on here will be able to ID it for you :D
by Dave Adams
Sun May 03, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Every day new flowers in the greenhouse in Köln
Replies: 4588
Views: 470769

Re: Every day new flowers in the greenhouse in Köln

WOW.. That's a fantastic selection K.W. I believe that Germany is VERY big on Cacti ? I own Erik Haustein's The Cactus Handbook and found this book INVALUABLE also have Franz Bercherer Success with Cacti he has a very extensive collection with over 10,000 cacti or so. I believe the German Royal Fami...
by Dave Adams
Sun May 03, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: What species do these 2 cacti belong to?
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: What species do these 2 cacti belong to?

More like f.Centralifera looking at Daiv's pics on here
by Dave Adams
Sun May 03, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: What species do these 2 cacti belong to?
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: What species do these 2 cacti belong to?

Could be a form of M. Compressa (f.Bernalensis)?
by Dave Adams
Sun May 03, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: What species do these 2 cacti belong to?
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: What species do these 2 cacti belong to?

I have E. (Chamacereus) Sylvestrii the red form but there are loads of cultivars, mine is kind of spirally too, seems quite long stems compared to some others I have but they vary from clone to clone.
Some Coryphantha look like Mammillaria whilst juvenile but I still think its a Mammillaria
by Dave Adams
Sat May 02, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Cacti Places
Topic: ferocactus with fasciation/ cresting
Replies: 6
Views: 3037

Re: ferocactus with fasciation/ cresting

So did you re-home the obliging Opuntoid then :lol:
by Dave Adams
Sat May 02, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Cacti Places
Topic: ferocactus with fasciation/ cresting
Replies: 6
Views: 3037

Re: ferocactus with fasciation/ cresting

Same with some Mammillarias. Mammillaria Surculosa does for sure (I got caught on mine a few times) probably some of the hooked spines ones too. I've got a few 'nasty' ones are only too willing to get ya if your'e not careful LOL
by Dave Adams
Sat May 02, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Succulent Identification
Topic: IDs please
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Re: IDs please

No 2 looks like Aloe Brevifolia
No 5 looks like a juvenile A Ferox
I say 'looks like' because it hard to ID Aloes accurately
No 6 looks like Aloe DeWinteri
No 13 looks like a Lampranthus
No 15 is a Pachphytum
Hope this helps
by Dave Adams
Fri May 01, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Shared Content
Topic: cactuspro digital library
Replies: 9
Views: 26901

Re: cactuspro digital library

Wow, that is one comprehensive list of books. I have one of them- J Rhija & R Subik I find it quite useful and informative bit short though. I have a few books one of my favourites is German Authourity on Cacti; Erik Haustein's The Cactus Handbook, it has over 500 pics of Cacti with descriptions...
by Dave Adams
Fri May 01, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Uses For Cacti
Topic: Swimming suit
Replies: 4
Views: 5927

Re: Swimming suit

I was googling the other week and saw Opuntia pads (Cladodes) used as sandals
(I want some...)LOL :lol:
by Dave Adams
Fri May 01, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Uses For Cacti
Topic: Uses for cacti..get this (PT2)
Replies: 1
Views: 5488

Uses for cacti..get this (PT2)

Also the fruit of Myrtillocactus are edible and sold as Garambulos on markets in Mexico, the core of some Ferocactus are made into candies, and many fruits of Mammillaria are edible, also Echinocereus fruits(all taste like strawberries) also Hylocereus fruits (Dragon Fruit) are common nowadays altho...
by Dave Adams
Fri May 01, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cacti we've lost
Replies: 45
Views: 22491

Re: Cacti we've lost

This is a really useful topic Dave as it shows us ALL not just the newcomers and beginners new to the hobby (it takes over your entire life) of which cacti are susceptible to cold (tropical species) ie Buiningia that should really be overwinter inside the house over winter on a bright windowsill abo...