Flowering Lophophora koehresii; close-up
Back in August this year my grafted Lophophora diffusa var. koehresii (RS 1182; El Sabino, San Luis Potosí) flowered for the first time.
Flowering Lophophora koehresii grafted on Trichocereus pachanoi stock
Despite the difference in size of the two Lophophora diffusa var. koehresii scions in the above photo they were both started as part of the same batch of seeds March 3, 2007. The largest of the scions was grafted June 7, 2007 and when the Trichocereus pachanoi stock grew an offset I grafted another seedling on it May 5, 2008.
Flowering Lophophora koehresii (RS 1182; El Sabino, San Luis Potosí)
Lophophora diffusa var. koehresii is described as being of smaller size than the other Lophophora species (possibly with the exception of the newly described Lophophora alberto-vojtechii), and having a dark green epidermis and pinkish-white flowers with a light brownish mid stripe. The flower and epidermis of my plant fit the description while it might be difficult to say anything useful about size as the plant is grafted. As mentioned above the plant is still very young but I'll watch it closely as it matures.
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