Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Lobivia acanthoplegma v. patula

Lobivia acanthoplegma v. patula blooming October 5th, in Hamilton, Ontario.

This plant has been putting out a few flowers continuously every day for several weeks now. Another recent amazing acquisition from Sorensens my plant is almost as large as the largest of this type in habitat according to the literature. In Cacti the Illustrated Dictionary by Rod and Ken Preston-Mafham they write that this form occurs "in an unusual habitat for a Lobivia on flat alluvial land where farming and building have rendered this beautiful variety virtually extinct."