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PostSubject: ID from Book   Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:10 pm

Anyone know what this is? It's in a book of mine but is not identified. Book is 'Cacti' by Marcus Schneck (pg27 if anyone has it).

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PostSubject: Re: ID from Book   Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:05 am

It's a Copiapoa...taking a stab I'd say it's C. "gigantea" (which is really just a large form of haseltoniana) The orange wool distinguishes it from C. cinerea or columna alba.
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PostSubject: Re: ID from Book   Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:57 am

Hi TasV.
I'd say haseltoniana, or longistaminea, or tenebrosa... just going by pics I have found. When all is said and done, give the lumpers time and they'll all be C. haseltoniana or something anyway...


Check out these links:

Copiapoa cinerea & tenebrosa

Copiapoa longistaminea

Copiapoa gigantea

Copiapoa haseltoniana


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PostSubject: Re: ID from Book   Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:50 pm

Thanks Nav and CP... Checking them out now
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PostSubject: Re: ID from Book   Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:49 pm

Copiapoa tenebrosa looks a pretty good match doesn't it. They must be very ancient plants! I love this photo: http://www.copiapoa.dk/mt.pirales/21eng_landscape_at_Mt._Perales.html
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PostSubject: Re: ID from Book   Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:20 pm

Yes, tenebrosa is now sunken into haseltoniana as well...and probably rightly so, a lot of the Copiapoa names are pretty dubious....
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