Anyone have an interest in O. polyacatha?

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Andy71
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Weiser wrote:

By the way that is the best photo of it I have ever seen! Simply Stunning!! Excellent Work Andy!!!

Thanks for the compliment but I can do better  ;D The lighting was nearly ideal as it was cloudy (a little too cloudy) but the backround is much too white which takes away from the flower. A few more buds to go so I'll keep trying.

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DesertZone
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John,I think I have a O. macrocentra O. polyacatha cross.  I thought it was a O. macrocentra, but now I now it to be a cross, has nice pink/rose flowers.  I will try and post some pics soon. :)

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Weiser
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Can't wait to see it!

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DesertZone
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Here are the two before they flowerd, see the dark spines, these are both found where I had two O.macrocentra plantd before they froze.

And the other

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Weiser
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The dark long spines do show signs that macrocentra was involved and the even covering of spines across the pads shows the Polyacantha connection. These illegitimate offspring of inter-species cross pollination are not bad looking plants. Do you see more purple hues on the pads in cool weather?

It will be interesting to see which parent influences the flowers.

From the High Desert Steppe
of the Great Basin and the Eastern
Escarpment of the Sierra Nevada Range
Located in Reno/Sparks,NV  zone 6-7
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sierrarainshadow/
John P Weiser

DesertZone
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Weiser wrote:

The dark long spines do show signs that macrocentra was involved and the even covering of spines across the pads shows the Polyacantha connection. These illegitimate offspring of inter-species cross pollination are not bad looking plants. Do you see more purple hues on the pads in cool weather?

It will be interesting to see which parent influences the flowers.

Looks like most of their trates are from the pollen donner connection, I have read this is true for most cross?

I see more purple but not much.

I will try and find pics of the plants before they died.

Dry garden, little irrigation, 9" precip

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DesertZone
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Dry garden, little irrigation, 9" precip

Shoshone Idaho USA. Zone 5b-6a

Hot and dry in the summer, cold and snow in the winter.

Andy71
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Joined: 2012-01-26

I guess i forgot to post a follow up picture of that weird bud/pad I posted about one year ago. Well here it is

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After the flower wilted it stayed around as a regular pad.

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DesertZone
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Very cool. :)

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