Cacti Guides' Lophophora Guide

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Cacti Guides' Lophophora Guide

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Here is a picture guide to most of the Lophophora "types".

Feel free to correct me if you feel i am wrong on something :)


Edit: some other pages i have been slowly putting together.

Lophophora info: http://kadasgarden.com/CLophophora.html

Breeding Lophophora: http://kadasgarden.com/CLophophoracross.html

Like this guide: http://kadasgarden.com/Lophophorachart.html



Lophophora decipiens

Plant
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Flower
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Fruit
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Graft
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Seed
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Lophophora diffusa

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Flower
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Fruit
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Graft
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Lophophora diffusa "varieties" or types

Lophophora diffusa Enlarged tuberciles (aka 'Big Breast')

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Lophophora fricii

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Flower
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Lophophora fricii "varieties" or types

Enlarged tubercles
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Variegated
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var. albiflora
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Lophophora jourdaniana
More pics next spring.

Seed
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Plant
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Lophophora koehresii

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Flower
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Fruit
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Graft
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Seed
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Lophophora williamsii

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Seed grown Plant with roots
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Flower
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Fruit
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Seedlings
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Lophophora williamsii "varieties" or types


variegated
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Lophophora williamsii var. cristate
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Lophophora williamsii var. caespitosa

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Seed grown Plant with roots
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Flower
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Fruit
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Graft
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Variegated
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Lophophora Hybrids


Lophophora fricii (male) X Lophophora koehresii (female)
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Wow, that is very helpful to have all in one spot for comparisson. Thanks for the efforts on that! :thumbup:
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Cool!
Very helpful. That crest is awesome!!
Thanks Loph.
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Post by WallOfShadows »

Those are some amazing pictures! I just started growing two of my own LW's and its great to see the others and how they stack up.

I hope I can come to you with the many problems im going to have in the future :P
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great tutorial Loph =D>
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Nice looking collection and pictorial.
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Post by lordarutha »

Thats fantastic, I have four of these without labels but now when they flower I can check. Nice one!
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Post by mughal113 »

Thats great loph,thanks. I have identified mine using this pictorial :D
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Post by Filord »

good job Loph, very usefull tutorial. I think isn´t fricii the same as a jourdaniana?
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Post by Loph »

Thanks guys/gals, glad it helps :)

Fricii and jourdaniana are very different cacti. fricii is a well accepted and wild found cactus. Lophophora jourdaniana is a cultivated plant, although probably exists in the wild i don't think anyone has found any. jourdaniana has darker red-pink flowers than fricii, and also has small spines that are more noticeable with the naked eye than other lophophora that are not visible with the naked eye, usually.

i am making a better guide with descriptions, but that will be added here later. you can check here for the slow progress of it. http://kadasgarden.tripod.com/Lophophorachart.html

peace :)
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Post by Lachy »

That guide that you've created is a real help and something of an inspiration. I'll personally be curious to see if some of my seeds grow into plants that resemble the named varieties that you've catalogued.
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Man those are nice! 8)
I guess Im going to have to get some of them. :)
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Post by Loph »

thanks guys! hope it helps. i am in need of a couple mature plants of som kinds, which is why i have not added them here. perhaps someone here has some to add?

there is also an Astrophytum asterias and myriostigma in the making, but that is an even slower and amazingly expensive project lol.
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Post by Lewis_cacti »

Well done Loph! =D> :D
good to see them all together for comparison.
here is lophophora williamsii var. caespitosa flower:
(im sure you can find a better one actually in focus):
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have to remove the offsets to allow the main head to grow to a decent size so it can flower. :wink:
(yes this specimen is caespitose.. the offsets are small around the base of plant).
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Post by Loph »

very nice, thanks for the pic! i often remove the offsets as well, but once they reach a certain size they start leaving ugly scars which i dont like. i have 2 that i am picking like pimples on a 14 year old, but the rest i tend to leave to clump away :)

how old is yours? looks great!
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