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origin of t. bridgesii "bendigo"

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anyone care to share there knolledge or belief in the origin of this plant.

where it came from, where it was located any relevant information.

pics?

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Only a year late to answer this one, hopefully someone gets use from this.

 

The plants I have been growing for almost ten years now and undoubtedly the most widespread clone that carries the name Bendigo were originally sourced from this plant

 

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The clone is from a private garden not associated with the historical gardens of the same locale.

 

 

 

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Yes, would really like to add the plant to the database. So pics and a little bit of background info would be appreciated.

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I believe it was a specimen collected from Dawsons cactus garden in Bendigo. Though I could be off the mark on that one, just what I was told from memory. Interbeing can answer this one...

Can take a picture of the cutting when I get home :)

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so heres a baby pup about 5 1/2".

I soursed this of a caretaker of the bendigo botanical gardens about 7 years ago.

I've been propagating it since hence the small pup.

the plant my cutting was taken from was an original cut from the gardens about 40 years ago.

the plant in the caretakers garden was about 4 meters tall and was about 5 1/2" in diameter. a real fatty.

thats all I know. want to know more and also want to see if there is confusion on the bendigo!

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Looks like you are already on top of it wert :)

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"Bendigo, T. bridgesii, originates from Bendigo Victoria. 2 huge old plants growing in the front yard of an old house in bendigo, similar looking to bruce although it doesnt disply the morphing that bruce does"

From a post by pd in "origin stories"

Ive been told it originates from dawsons, which one cutting i got a few years back matches the bridgessi in the front garden at dawsons.

I also have heard ppl say ben is bendigo, but the bens ive gotten resemble not the front bridgesii at dawsons but maybe the side one..???

There is at least 2 bridgesii's at dawsons, and maybe a 3rd.

Sorry to add more vagueness to the topic ;-)

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you are on to it doublebenno there a few bridgies at dawsons including Bendigo and ben which are indeed separate clones.

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just for my knowledge how old is dawsons gardens?

not dawson. his garden?

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interesting.

so now I don't know if I missinterpreted the info I was given or not? being deaf, dumb & stupid...

but the gardener I got it off was retired and old and I'm sure he said it came from the botanical gardens?

anyone got any photos of the mature specimens (the 2 or 3 mentioned) so I can determine witch one it is I have posted the pick of???

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I can only find a pic of one of the bridgesii's I am afraid, this was from october 2015 i think, this is the one on the fenceline (is this the one known as 'ben'????)

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heres some cuts of the 3 different plants I have rotting

This is the one out front which I would call the 'Bendigo' Clone

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Here is a cut of the one on the fence line

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Here is the 3rd Bridgesii in the garden, I think its a unique plant but another member who is more cactussy than i says it is prob one of the other 2....

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sorry for the crumby shots

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Dawsons is a only 100 metres down the road from the gardens, the bendigo clone def originated at dawsons.

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ok so the one I got didn't look like it basal puped. seemed to pup about a ft 1/2 above ground level.

does this fit the description of either 3 at dawsons?

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Here's a pic of the one out the front of Dawson's...

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I think there could be a semi-monstrose bridgesii from there also.

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yeah mr duke I'm ariving at that conclusion.

cheers.

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hey psyentist I'll trade you a big loph graft for the pup on that thing. pm if your interested mate.

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that long dominant single spine per aerole is very much like my 'helen'

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Which photo are you referring to zelly? I also have an 'eileen' that expresses this feature. Do

You find this one to be extremely slow growing?

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that long dominant single spine per aerole

My favourite trait a bridgesii can have!

Makes for stunning looking plants.

:)

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