Thursday, July 06, 2006

Straying Lophophora williamsii flower

The July issue of Kakteen und andere Sukkulenten features an article on weird growth forms in Lophophora and Ariocarpus.

Contrary to common Lophophora behaviour with flowers emerging from the young areoles at the top of the plant, the article shows a specimen flowering from an old areole close to the root neck.

Lophophora williamsii KuaS 2006 07a

The only information available on the Lophophora specimen is that it was acquired 10 years ago as a L. williamsii var. caespitosa. The plant itself doesn’t seem to tiller, but apparently the areoles are vigorously vital ;-)

Lophophora williamsii KuaS 2006 07b

Uwe Schriefer (2006), "Sonderbare Auswüchse bei Lophophora und Ariocarpus", Kakteen und andere Sukkulenten 57 (7), 191–192

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