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Olga
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PostSubject: Oreocereus?   Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:10 pm

OK I am collecting some of the 'hairy' species at the moment, I bought this one last week and thought it had no tag. I just noticed it this morning but it says it's a Morawetzia sericota?


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i saw that it was a synonym for oreocereus but this doesn't have the same spines as the one they pictured.
I was wondering which species it might be
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PostSubject: Re: Oreocereus?   Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:00 pm

hi olga , i have a few myself..sooo cute! this info is from http://cactiguide.com/



Acepted NameSynonyms
Oreocereus doelzianusMorawetzia doelziana, Borzicactus doelzianus, Morawetzia sericata
Oreocereus varicolorArequipa varicolor, Morawetzia varicolor, Oreocereus leucotrichus
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PostSubject: Re: Oreocereus?   Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:04 pm

Excellent, thank you

Yes I love them, and I think my partner who normally makes fun of my cacti likes them too, he always has a smile for the fluffy guys.
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PostSubject: Re: Oreocereus?   Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:13 pm

have you seen the cristate fluffy guys? they look like teddy bears
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PostSubject: Re: Oreocereus?   Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:05 am

No lol, now I want one I always feel like giving them a pat.
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PostSubject: Re: Oreocereus?   Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:33 am

yeah here he is ... turns out to be an Espostoa
so cute , reminds me of those really old fashioned stiff koala bear toys
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PostSubject: Re: Oreocereus?   Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:18 am

I must have one of those, what a beauty!
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PostSubject: Re: Oreocereus?   Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:11 pm

wow, i want one of those , awsome, is it grafted?
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PostSubject: Re: Oreocereus?   Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:56 pm

Collector's Corner has one on display, none for sale, with a 'no small plants' sign

I think it's called an Espostoa 'nana' if I figured it out correctly, now to find one...
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