Cacti Guides' Lophophora Guide

If you have a cactus plant and need help identifying it, this is the place to post it.
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Yep, I always want to know how and where they find this information before the growers.
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Here is a recent flourish from one of my grafts.
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I'm guessing L. fricii due to the petal shape and lack of straight ribs (not seen here). It also seems to be self-sterile. Although it is quite caespitose, maybe asome a result of the grafting.
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I would rather call it L. koehresii, precisely because of petal shape and general flower arrangement, but the genus is a big mess for such a small number of species.
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Well today I found out it is a lophophora fricii albiflora. Very big flowers compared to the other lophophora.
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I got this about 4 years ago from a local garden centre. The plant is supplied by pughs cacti and came with the label lophophora diffusa. It's now flowed for the first time but unlike my other diffusa it's flower has a darker pink mid-stripe with a pale pink colour petal. Not sure if they are lumpers or splitters with classification and think it could be a lophophora diffusa koehresii. Any ideas with this one? I know lophophora can be quite variable could it be a diffusa with a pink flower?
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Lophophora koehresii is a plant that I find hard to define exactly. My plants have a few characteristics that set them apart from other L. diffusa - a "bluer" epidermis, longer and wavier petals with a darker midstrip and, most importantly, a massive turnip (although this may be hard to notice in older plants,it is quite obvious in seedlings). Your plant seems to be a light-pink flowered L. diffusa, but I've read somewhere that it may hybridize with L. koehresii and if the plants are not kept well apart, busy bees won't tell the difference (although I have found that the plants I have identified as either species will flower at different times).
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Thanks guess I will stick with lophophora diffusa. Cheers.
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From the green color of the skin and diffuse (go figure!) rib pattern I'd stick with diffusa as well. My koehresii tend to be darker and bluer, as stated above.

Here is the same grafted plant that I posted at the top of this page, now with an even larger flourish (7 flowers from 5 heads). This is by far the most floriferous of all of my grafts, I must've gotten close to 3 dozen this season. It will be 1 year old in September :lol:

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Could you please fix the image in first page?
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This one it's propose useful informations: https://precious-cactus.com
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L. kohresii should not be blue, but green. It's original provisional name was L. viridis (viridis = green) before it was validly published as L. koehresii. L. diffusa's body is usually a sickly looking yellowish green colour compared to the other species, even though the plant is healthy.

http://www.magicactus.com/l_d_koehresii.html

http://www.cactus-art.biz/schede/LOPHOP ... hresii.htm

L difusa does sometimes have pinkish tinges, or faint striping on the petals, as in the picture in the link below.

http://www.magicactus.com/description.html#diffusa

As with all cactus populations in habitat they vary in their characteristics slightly, but we sometimes only see a single clone in cultivation therefore get a false idea of the variability of the species. Also flowers can vary slightly in colour year to year.

This is my L. koehresii.
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Here is my lophophoras and I can`t to find their names(( It was seed mix with such kind as:
echinata, H. Kunzler
diffusa
diffusa v. koehresii
williamsii
lutea

some of them are signed by me, but I am not sure
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You will do better to wait until they flower Waldemar, which most are large enough to do since that helps sorting out their identity.

This MagiCactus link will help you sort out the confusion of names and identify them when they flower.

http://www.magicactus.com/description.html
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each of these three links take me to a "page not found" page.
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Kadas site is now at http://www.kadasgardens.com/ but those pages don't appear to be up at the new address yet.

2 of those pages are at archive.org but pictures aren't always cached there

https://web.archive.org/web/20170301143 ... phora.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20161113035 ... cross.html
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