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PostSubject: 2 Crested Mamms   Sat Jul 05, 2008 4:10 pm

I guess its my lucky day. Smile i went to Collectors Corner today and found this Mammillaria spinosissima cv 'Pico', it is starting to crest:


It was alongside some normal ones, good for $11. In a 4in pot. Interestingly it doesn't have any flower buds on the crested section. It should develop into a nice cristate specimen in a few years.
and they have many of these but this is an exceptional example of Mammillaria microhelia fma. cristata; a perfect line crest:
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PostSubject: Re: 2 Crested Mamms   Sat Jul 05, 2008 4:18 pm

nice one, i should have had a better look yesterday Razz
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PostSubject: Re: 2 Crested Mamms   Sat Jul 05, 2008 4:27 pm

You can't complain, look at that great Copiapoa Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 2 Crested Mamms   Sat Jul 05, 2008 4:54 pm

Mammilicious!!!

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PostSubject: Re: 2 Crested Mamms   Sat Jul 05, 2008 6:34 pm

Nice ones Lewis just hoping my little grafted mamm pushes out some crested pups one day as the parent is crested.

Didn't CC have a Mammillaria microhelia fma. cristata on ebay recently. Missed what it went for.
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PostSubject: Re: 2 Crested Mamms   Sat Jul 05, 2008 6:41 pm

nice plants lewis Wink

I love that place!
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PostSubject: Re: 2 Crested Mamms   Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:22 pm

Thanks all Smile

parrotsheaven wrote:

Didn't CC have a Mammillaria microhelia fma. cristata on ebay recently. Missed what it went for.
i saw it but didn't watch it and see what it went for. no doubt more than the $12 i paid for this one.
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PostSubject: Re: 2 Crested Mamms   Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:35 pm

so how commomn is it for a normal cacti to start cesting from its main growing shoot? I got a Crested Cylyndropuntia (sp?) off trigonus i think it was a while back which just looks like a normal plant that has started to form a crest on the main growing shoot. Its actually got 3 flower buds on it which is cool
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PostSubject: Re: 2 Crested Mamms   Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:44 pm

It is uncommon. Cresting is a random mutation, caused by the meristem (growth point) continuously dividing rather than growing in a more normal single point. There is actually nothing you can do to prevent or encourage a plant from starting to crest, it is a natural phenomenon. Cristate forms are often rare and highly sort-after by collectors. Others (eg. Mammillaria elongata) are produced commercially by the thousands.
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PostSubject: Re: 2 Crested Mamms   Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:59 pm

Often the occasional crested freak specimen that is encountered for sale or randomly appears in a collection is welcomed by the collector because it is rarer and more unusual than the original and worth more. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: 2 Crested Mamms   Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:01 pm

Awsome Lewis! Your Pico is much larger than myne, and yours is cresting, no fair! I had myne 1st Sad Hahaha.

Now the perfect crest there is awsome! Really gotta get there sometime.
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PostSubject: Re: 2 Crested Mamms   Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:14 am

That first Mamm is sexy. They are some nice plants you have Lewis.
I love it when you can see a crest first start to develope. Wishfull thinking can sometimes leed to disapointment though.

Here is a good example... I can only hope.



Sorry to divirt attention Lewis... Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: 2 Crested Mamms   Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:10 pm

Very unusual specimen you got there Kanje, almost looks like it is spiralling or something, somewhat like this:
http://www.cactus-art.biz/schede/CEREUS/Cereus_forbesii/Cereus_forbesii_spiralis/Cereus_forbesii_v_spiraliforme.htm
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PostSubject: Re: 2 Crested Mamms   Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:37 pm

Lewis what is the train system like to get to CC from city.
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PostSubject: Re: 2 Crested Mamms   Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:25 pm

lewis wrote:
Very unusual specimen you got there Kanje, almost looks like it is spiralling or something, somewhat like this:
http://www.cactus-art.biz/schede/CEREUS/Cereus_forbesii/Cereus_forbesii_spiralis/Cereus_forbesii_v_spiraliforme.htm

Yeah, its the same type of monstrose I hope. I dont think its very common.


Oh and Gracie, I think its on the Pakenam or Frankston line...
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