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a different strain with more purple flowers...

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very fresh seedlings, after being eaten by snails which like them, which I thought gone, they started growing leaves under nice conditions, that is inside light... 

 

 

photos were lost :P 

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a white flowered strain. all my best wishes to this place, SAB 

 

long live ethnobotany

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On 4/29/2017 at 3:07 PM, Dr. Snuggles said:

Random Madragora pics

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hey do you have white / green flowering variety seeds? pm if you wanna trade 

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Above is about 7 years of my mandrake adventures from seed to flower. I'm just about to unpot them again, check the roots, measure, amend the soil and pot back up. I will be cutting one up for propagation purposes.. One of the plants is coming out of dormancy and growing leaves. I'll update once the deed is done.

 

Finding this new forum format difficult to master. I'll get there so be patient.

 

More pictures are over at shroomery.org>>>https://www.shroomery.org/forums/usergallery.php/gallery/144366/folder/Mandrake-+Mandragora+officinarum

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The repotting has been done and what I uncovered blew my fragile, eggshell mind.

 

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Hello! This is my first post and I wanted to add to the thread.

 

I was lucky enough to procure a Mandragora turcomanica last year, and potted it. The container is about 1 foot tall. It graced me with one flower (however, no fruit), which I have attached. I would REALLY like to propagate and share this with others (turcomanica is said to be on the verge of extinction), but am very hesitant to take root cuttings or dig it up (I've never done that with mandrake).

 

Any suggestions?

 

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cool find! 

 

dont mess with root cutting in the begining. try to care for the plant and what it needs. 

 

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Long time no see - no post! 

 

 

On 07/02/2018 at 1:55 AM, karode13 said:

Above is about 7 years of my mandrake adventures from seed to flower. I'm just about to unpot them again, check the roots, measure, amend the soil and pot back up.

 

 

Wow karode this series of pictures you got there are awesome.. Do you know the location info of your specimen? have you ever got any seeds? I would love to trade as your flower colour is super deep purple.. that's suppose to be autumnalis, right?? 

 

did the cutting work? the hard part is to get the upper parto to sprout a rosette - leaves

 

On 12/06/2018 at 7:14 PM, plutotron said:

Hello! This is my first post and I wanted to add to the thread.

 

I was lucky enough to procure a Mandragora turcomanica last year, and potted it.

 

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and also wow, the Mandragora turcomanica seems awesome... judging from own experience with M. autumnalis , they seem always want 2 flowering plants so as to make a fruit. 

 

My pictures are toddays pictures, with the first flowering ones to a transplanting session done also today. Pic shows graphically the fact that these plants indeed want deep pots. I have been into mandragora for 6 years, but havent been paying much attention the last 2 ones. I am also still interested in the taxonomy seeing how different the seeds of supposedly the same species are, htat is from different localities... 

 

I think I will be using more clay in their substrate in the future. I have yet to master their resting period right,  they would rather not stay dry all summer, those that are in big pots along with cacti seem to keep surviving the years. Those that I have messed with with lots of transplants and lousy summering, keep dying. 

 

Thankfully I have always lots of seed (2nd and 3rd years of growing them I got so many fruits) and always start more. I currently have live plants from 3 locations in greece, and an individual with white flowers, I hope I get some more white flowered ones this year. 

 

PS: wiling to trade seed from known locations, mostly to examine seed + flower morphology , and I can still sell some autumnalis seed

 

 

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Hi sagiXsagi. I procured the seeds form somebody in Queensland, Australia. Whether or not that is their origin I'm unsure.
Yes, these are autumnalis. I've yet to find out if that cutting took, it looks fine except it's grown no leaves yet. I'll know more once the weather cools.

 

No seeds as of yet. Something keeps eating the flower. I'll keep you in mind if I ever get seeds.
 

Thanks for your interest. I really enjoy growing these plants.

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Snails love the leaves and the outter portion of the fruit, but I havent had a flower eaten to my knowledge. You have to have two plants flower in sync to have a fruit, but I suppose you already know this.  

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two strains of greek

 mandragora

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 pretty, this locality, more impressive than the island type I was growing at first. .  growing each  locality for long time allows you to better figure out the differences between then, in this occasion the flower phenotypes. photos help too.. I officially will be making lots of fruits of hybrid btwenn them now... 

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this year I have produced mostly hybrid autumnalis seed, from 3 different and distinguishable forms from 3 different (known) locations.  this year I am also experimenting with species officinarum, turcomanica and the different, erect caulescens

 

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I didnt mention this before, but we have an awesome and active group in facebook dedicated to mandragoras, we are some ~35  individuals from all over the world, we trade, we discuss, we share our findings, analyze papers on the genus, we talk about sources of seed, and mostly we are having fun.  We have even started a musical project dedicated to mandragoras!!  So, a lot like what this place used to be.. If you are growing mandragoras or even starting now with seeds, and are interesting to join, PM me for more. 

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