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Old 29th May 2018
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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Parodia buiningii aka Notocactus buiningii with Stereos

I bought this plant as Notocactus buiningii but it is more correctly placed in Parodia. In the wild it is a native of southern Brazil & northern Uruguay, where it is critically endangered. It is safe in cultivation. The bluish body is very distinctive.

This flowered for me for the first time earlier this month. Typically of most cacti, it requires warm sunny weather to open. When the flower first opened, on 6 May, it was rather small and I thought I had a poor example of the plant. However, it opened daily, growing each day until it was as shown in the first two images. The earlier openings are shown in the other images.

The stereos are crosseye.

Olympus EM-1, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f10 or f11, daylight, hand-held.


The body is willing but the mind is weak.
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