Thursday, October 06, 2005

Coryphantha palmeri

Coryphantha palmeri blooming October 6th in Hamilton, Ontario.

Although flowering in general in my cactus collection is clearly now subsiding many species are still blooming. Among these the genus Coryphantha are still producing many new buds promising flowers for some time to come. Pictured above is a plant of Coryphantha palmeri which was blooming today October 6th. Although only 6cm in diameter this plant was started from seed way back in 1986. The seed was collected from wild plants in Mexico by Dr. Alfred Lau, the famous field botanist who specialized in cacti.