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 Is this a Gymnocalycium?

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PostSubject: Is this a Gymnocalycium?   Sun May 18, 2014 10:50 pm

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Is this a Gymnocalycium? Only flowered once in my colleection in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia.
Would appreciate your expert advice. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Is this a Gymnocalycium?   Mon May 19, 2014 8:35 pm

Certainly looks like one. Was the flower stem hairless?

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PostSubject: Re: Is this a Gymnocalycium?   Mon May 19, 2014 8:38 pm

The flower stem is hairless. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Is this a Gymnocalycium?   Mon May 19, 2014 8:44 pm

Definitely Gymnocalycium - the naked buds are a key ID feature - no wool/hair/spines on the bud unlike most other cacti flowers. If I had to take a stab, I'd say it's probably something like G. quehlianum.
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