Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Astrophytum's

Astrophytum asterias blooming October 4th in Hamilton.

Today seemed to be a day for Astrophytum's to bloom. Three species were flowering in my collection at once, A. asterias, A. myriostigma and A. ornatum. A. asterias has a reputation as being particularly difficult to grow and large specimens like this one are exceptional. The ornatum flower on the other hand is the largest of the trio measuring in at around 9 cm diameter.

Astrophytum ornatum blooming October 4th in Hamilton.