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TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jul 30, 2009 - 04:51pm PT
And how many times will I have to say something about psycoactive plants
we do not grow them and would never recommend eating anything we grow, since we use to many poisonous chemicals on them, and maybe toxic to eat, they are toxic to bugs



Given your posts in another famous thread, it's not an illogical assumption
Rokrover

Trad climber
SB, CA
Jul 30, 2009 - 05:05pm PT
Did someone mention Dudleya a while back? I believe this is the rare Santa Monica variety that once closed the usual climbers'shortcut to Echo Cliffs. These tough critters hang on in the most inhospitable places with nary a trace of topsoil.
Location: Santa Monica Backbone, below Pico Raquelita
Dr. F.

climber
So Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 30, 2009 - 05:25pm PT
There are two species in the photo
The big one is common, Dudleya pulvirlata sp?

I'm not sure of the small one, I have a book a home that could give a ID

Here is another rack of beauties
4 Diff. Matucana's, from Peru




Lobivia hybrid

Mammillaria guez...
L

climber
Somewhere under the Milky Way tonight...
Jul 30, 2009 - 05:42pm PT
Beautiful photos of some incredible plants, Dr. F!




BTW...what the heck is a Cacit? ;-)
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Aug 3, 2009 - 11:51pm PT
Dr F, hope you don't mind if I drift a little.....



The colors get even better and reminded me of your gorgeous cacti flowers.



Cholla in front by mesquite bush along with some new desert art in Anza Borrego.




Mine are not pristine and perfect like yo's Dr. F, but I planted them years ago and I love them. :D

















the Grand Canyon is always super cool with plants and the God earth .....Moran's outlook, I think. :D




Peace and Hope, lynnie







bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Aug 4, 2009 - 01:52am PT
Not bad, Lynne, Jtree sunsets never fail to impress!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Aug 4, 2009 - 01:54am PT
Hi Bluey, is it too soon to think of Thanksgiving at the Tree. Sheee, I sure had fun with you and your possee last year !!!!!!
Stephen McCabe

Trad climber
near Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 4, 2009 - 02:51am PT
Great photos again, as usual. I especially like getting to see the photos of the Puna in flower, the Pseudolithos and the last Matucana.
Stephen McCabe

Trad climber
near Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 4, 2009 - 03:22am PT
The larger of the dudleyas is D. pulverulenta. The smaller is one of the D. cymosa subspecies. The key at http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/tjm2/review/treatments/crassulaceae-gp-mccabe.html
is the most current, if I do say so myself and the books aren't that accurate any more. There are several rare species in the Santa Monica mountains. It is a hotbed of Dudleyas. In the last couple of months teenagers writing their names in mosses have had a severe impact on one population of nearly deciduous dudleyas and that may impact access to a non-climbing area.

The flowers are beautiful in the spring and can be seen from far away. Some, like D. cymosa marcescens are very hard to see in the driest times of the year and care should be taken not to disturb mosses in the Santa Monica Mountains. In summer and fall, some people don't even see them when they are stepping on them. Some climbing areas in the Santa Monicas go through some exceptionally rare habitats, so please watch out for the succulents, including on rappel and to help preserve climbing access, stick to bare rock, rather than moss covered rocks. If a Dudleya falls off, stick it back in a crack in the rocks. It may survive.
Thank you folks.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Aug 4, 2009 - 11:30am PT
Lynne, we'll be down there again for T-day (week). And of course you're welcome to camp with us. I need to get in more climbing on this trip....
Dr. F.

climber
So Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 4, 2009 - 10:05pm PT
Astrophytum capricorne

Astrophytum myriostigma v. nudum flowering frenzy

Mammillaria crucigera

Coryphantha calipensis, an extra wooly one

Blossfeldia, one of the rarest in cultivation, these grow like a lichen in between craks in the rock, Argentina
Dr. F.

climber
So Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 8, 2009 - 11:20pm PT
This weekends flowers, for those nature lovers
Copiapoa lauii

2 Echinopsis hybrids

Mammillaria hernandezii

Lithops ruschii, early flowerer


Very sweet specimen of Dinteranthus microspermus V. pub., white/pink flowered form
the flowers turn pink after a couple days

Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Aug 9, 2009 - 12:11am PT
^^^^^^

Muy Bueno!
Dr. F.

climber
So Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 14, 2009 - 12:33pm PT
The Worlds Biggest and Best Cactus and Succulent Show is this weekend at the LA Arboretum, Pasadena
Check it Out

Me and my wife have entered 22 plants, one is a Copiapoa collection of 10 plants, which I hoping it akes it to the Trophy Table, for the Collection Division trophy

Also have Haworthia truncata that could win a trophy,
and the below plant as a Minature, Discocactus horstii


This is a different Haworthia with shiny windows

Conophytum concavum, starting to grow out of last years dryed skin

Conophytum praesectum
Dr. F.

climber
So Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 14, 2009 - 11:01pm PT
bump
Dr. F.

climber
So Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 14, 2009 - 11:01pm PT
bump
Dr. F.

climber
So Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 14, 2009 - 11:16pm PT
Just a reminder about the Big Cactus show and sale at the LA ARB in Pasadena this weekend, 8/15-16/09
I posted some of these before, but these are some of the plants I entered in the show today, along with the ones posted at 198, hope to win a trophy or two


Haworthia truncata

This Dinterantus microspermus, is flowering, which is a huge advantage to sway the judges, possible trophy for best Mesemb

This Matucana madsonoruim also has buds that will open tomorrow, this picture was from a month ago,

Turbinicarpus minimus, bigger than the usual, may win division, but no trophy

Escobaria minima

Denise's Ortegocactus macdougalii

Mammillaria pectinata

This Dinterantus pole-evansii, in a new pot, and not flowering now, it just looks like a plastic golf ball

Heres a couple from the Copiapoa collection



too much?

Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Aug 14, 2009 - 11:33pm PT
That Arboretum show is great! I've gone there a few times. My old stomping grounds.
Grasshoppa

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Aug 24, 2009 - 10:02pm PT
I was trying to figure out what our cactus was and thanks to this post, I think it's an Echinopsis Hammerschmidii. :-)

Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Aug 31, 2009 - 11:33pm PT
From the last month up to a few days ago:














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