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PostSubject: The arrival of a new spineless form   Wed May 01, 2013 8:49 pm

This is the first spineless mutation I have ever had occur in my nursery. It grows beautiful big pink flowers with red centers. Wonder if anyone can guess what it is?

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PostSubject: Re: The arrival of a new spineless form   Wed May 01, 2013 10:45 pm

My guess is very pretty and desirable flower , can't pick species but looks familiar. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: The arrival of a new spineless form   Thu May 02, 2013 10:10 am

Very nice my guess is maybe Astrophytum ornatum. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The arrival of a new spineless form   Thu May 02, 2013 6:22 pm

It is Thelocactus bicolor! Funny to have a spineless form of a species that's named for its spines. I like the contradiction.
Here's a normal plant for comparison. The spineless one has flowered so the grooves that run from the wool at the base of the spines towards the center of the plant (called the 'areolar groove') has round dots from where the flowers grew.

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PostSubject: Re: The arrival of a new spineless form   Thu May 02, 2013 7:47 pm

Awesome i can see the similarity now.
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PostSubject: Re: The arrival of a new spineless form   Fri May 03, 2013 6:05 pm

Maybe you could get it to make some seeds and see if you can get some more like it.

...Or register it as a new cultivar?
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PostSubject: Re: The arrival of a new spineless form   Sat May 04, 2013 12:55 pm

loving the contradiction toooo!
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PostSubject: Re: The arrival of a new spineless form   Sun May 05, 2013 11:00 pm

Awesome plant, congratulations.
Grafted on Peres or H.jusbertii ??
I try to imagine how it would look on its own roots.
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PostSubject: Re: The arrival of a new spineless form   Thu May 09, 2013 10:38 am

Congratulations, very nice indeed! It definitely deserves a name.
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PostSubject: Re: The arrival of a new spineless form   Thu May 09, 2013 11:20 am

Thanks everyone I am glad you like it.
It has been grafted onto harrissia for a while now so I should have it propagated soon.
Turns out that it is not unique, if you google Thelocactus bicolor inermis they have a pic of a remarkably similar looking one.
I have tried to breed with it several times, so far no viable seeds but i will keep trying.
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