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Myrtillocactus geometrizans monstrosa variations

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I also dont buy it there's a gigantic form.. I have grown myrti from small nursery seedlings and they go very fat if you paper them, put them in direct sun and give am a nice sized pot

LOL, ok, you don't have to believe it, though I suspect you just dont have them in your part of the world. I'll believe my own eyes and the words of the fella that's been growing em for 30+ years ;) All of the plants I'm talking about are in full sun and in the ground. There's quite obviously a huge difference in size.

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Nice specimen indeed, typical of what is here discussed as "elite" clone, right?

about the fat type of myrti you are saying, its the normal form - geometrizans is fat and it yeah it gets fatter than most tricho easily. I am counting 12cm girth at the tip, I have such specimens. But are we sure that the not so fat forms aren't hybrids with other species like cochal that pups more and doesn't get as fat? I also have seen such hybrids ( assumed they're hybrids) that tended to stay slimmer than the supposed fat type.

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Hi Sagi,

I don't know much about this crest. I would assume it's the "elite" form but there wasn't any information about the plant at the nursery.

Yeah, I don't know about the gigantic form either. I'm second guessing whether it's truly a form or if some seed grown M. geometrizans are just bigger than others.

The only other form I've seen but I don't know much about it being legitimate, is a form with large areoles and fairly small spines. I'm drawing a blank on the Latin that describes the mutation at the moment.

I'll take some photos of such a plant in the coming weeks.

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when I am propagating, I am propagating, not fooling around :P

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this some sort of variegated myrtillo crest that i sunburned last year,, its under shade cloth now as i try to restore it to its former glory

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Here's the other form I was talking about with the large areoles, I believe the latin name is something like "M. geometrizans v. areolata" but I'm really not sure about that.

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awesome, thanks for sharing. indeed there seems to be a tubercled pheno.

Is this from a botanical garden?

thew flower shots are amazing, I hope to get a flower some times soon and try the berry :)

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It's not from a botanical garden. It's from a place that sells to a seller who sells to the local botanical garden :) In other words, it's a private collection, not mine but I help out there.

That's cool the fruits are edible!

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