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Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
May 19, 2009 - 11:36am PT
Sickness! I'm another sucker for a good succulent. Do you have any of these?






Dr. F.

climber
So Cal
Topic Author's Reply - May 19, 2009 - 11:45am PT
Very nice photos
Those are some kind of Dudleya
They can be identified from habitat location, where are those from

I have about 10 different Dudleya species, but not sure if I have that one, maybe
cliffhanger

Trad climber
California
May 19, 2009 - 01:04pm PT
I have Sulcorebutia rauschii (red form) that just put on an impressive show. It's from the high desert of Bolivia and is very cold hardy, as are all the cacti from there (keep very dry during the cold) (Rebutia spp, Lobivia spp) The Echinopsis genus also seems to be cold hardy.
Dr. F.

climber
So Cal
Topic Author's Reply - May 19, 2009 - 01:44pm PT
Heres my Sulcorebutia raushii, green form, I have red, purple, dark green and golden spined forms, they are great plants
Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
May 19, 2009 - 04:04pm PT
This popped up on my quote of the day screen

I bought a cactus. A week later it died. And I got depressed, because I thought, Damn. I am less nurturing than a desert.
- Demetri Martin
Dr. F.

climber
So Cal
Topic Author's Reply - May 19, 2009 - 07:11pm PT
A couple more, I hope know one is opposed to seeing these

Echinocereus ridigissimus varieties


A Difficult plant
Mammillaria theresae


Mammillaria humboltii

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 19, 2009 - 07:52pm PT


anyone know what this is? A euphorbia, maybe?
cliffhanger

Trad climber
California
May 19, 2009 - 09:21pm PT
It looks like Viper Bugloss, a member of the Borage family (Forget-Me-Nots):



http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/carr/boragin.htm
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 19, 2009 - 09:40pm PT
Russell, funny you should mention San Pedro. Dr. F may have a story about the naming of a route of ours on Tahquitz, it is called "Snakes on Everything." There was a house in Hemet with an extensive cacti garden......




Dr. F.

climber
So Cal
Topic Author's Reply - May 20, 2009 - 09:48am PT
Nice shots DE
The top garden has several very large Boojum Trees
Those are from Baja, and quite hard to grow and very slow
They may have been collected from the wild, which was common back in the day

The look like upside down carrots
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 20, 2009 - 10:19am PT
I must confess those shots are from the "Wild Animal Park." We went Sunday. The "Baja" desert and native CA plant areas are awesome.
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
May 20, 2009 - 10:51am PT
Best I reckon, the first ones I posted are Canyon Dudleya, in a volcanic area in the foothills, and the coastal ones are Powdery Dudleya.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 20, 2009 - 12:18pm PT
I really enjoyed all the plants at the WAP.





Dr. F.

climber
So Cal
Topic Author's Reply - May 20, 2009 - 02:28pm PT
DE, I thought that looked a little too good for a garden
The above photos are of Epiphyllums, or orcihd cactus
They are tropical cacti that live in trees, there are 100s of flowering varieties

Heres a couple more

Echinocereus knippinanus


Strombocactus esperanzae


Strange succulent that dries up completely in the summer, and these green growths come out in the fall
Monilaria globosa


Conophytum obcordeleum


A gaggle of mesembs

Dr. F.

climber
So Cal
Topic Author's Reply - May 20, 2009 - 02:29pm PT
DE, I thought that looked a little too good for a garden
The above photos are of Epiphyllums, or orcihd cactus
They are tropical cacti that live in trees, there are 100s of flowering varieties

Heres a couple more

Echinocereus knippinanus


Strombocactus esperanzae


Strange succulent that dries up completely in the summer, and these green growths come out in the fall
Monilaria globosa


Conophytum obcordeleum


A gaggle of mesembs

Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
May 20, 2009 - 02:52pm PT
Those are so amazing! I love the Monolaria globosa. Where's it from?

So I took this shot of an agave Saturday evening.




Went up there last night and it had grown a good 30-32" in 3 days! The top of the previous picture would have been the very bottom of this one! That comes out to about 7/16" per hour!!!!
And this thing is sitting on a bone dry hillside.
Dr. F.

climber
So Cal
Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2009 - 09:38am PT
A lot of the really cool succulents like the Monilaria above, are from South Africa
Lithops, conophytums, monilaria, the tiger jaws are all in the same family, which are generally called Ice Plants
We call then Mesembs, short for the subfamily name mesembrayencea...(sp?), and they are all from South Africa

Another interesting thing about cactuses, which are succulents but all in the plant family Cactacae,
They are only from the Americas, North, Central and South

Only one species of cactus is found naturally outside of the Americas, and its found in Madagascar, and is thought to have floated there in the long time past
Dr. F.

climber
So Cal
Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2009 - 09:46am PT
Reilly
If your plant is a native, it must be a Yucca, called Spanish Bayonette, or sometimes Spanish Dagger
Stephen McCabe

Trad climber
near Santa Cruz, CA
May 22, 2009 - 01:35am PT
Going back to Jerry’s post, a technical source to help identify Dudleya is a new key at http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/jepsonmanual/review/
As with any Dudleya key, not every individual plant will key out well.
Knowing where they come from helps with the identification of dudleyas, but sometimes there are 3 or 4 species in the same place and some are very difficult to identify.
... they don’t always grow on good quality rock.

Many species of Dudleya are endangered and very rare. I've had friends from both Baja California and California describe them as charismatic.
Dr. F.

climber
So Cal
Topic Author's Reply - May 22, 2009 - 09:24am PT
Nice Dudleya garden, that looks like a University greenhouse

I love Dudleyas, and just counted my collection, 12 species

I gave been breaking up some big clusters and selling them, they go fast
I bunch of volunteer seedlings of D. edulus came up this spring, I didn't expect that
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