Thursday, March 15, 2012

Pretty picture: Mammillaria (?) NOID

Okay. I feel a little better. The orchid show pictures were a little easier to sort through than last year's, because 1) the lighting worked out better or something -- more of them were decent to begin with -- and 2) I didn't take as many shots of each flower, so I didn't have to do as much agonizing over which shot to use. Some of them still didn't turn out that great, but what they may lack in quality, they make up for in quantity: I now have 91 orchid posts scheduled through March 2013, with the pictures already in place (if not any text yet). So I'm pretty sure you'll never have to wait more than 5 days between posts, even if I don't write another post for a year. (We still have 2 pictures from last year to burn off first, but after that, look out.)

Meanwhile, some cactus flowers, from the ex-job. These pictures were taken at the end of January.

I suspect Mammillaria, but I'm not positive, so if anybody has any guesses, feel free to share. Perhaps the stripes are a clue?


Julie said...

Could this be it???

mr_subjunctive said...


Well, the flowers are awfully similar. Not so much the spines, though.

Julie said...

Oh shoot. I will see if Aiyana over at Water When Wet will come have a look...she is Cactus Queen!!!

NotSoAngryRedHead said...

I'll guess Mammillaria melanocentra but don't know if it's a subspecies or a hybrid.

Either way, I love the pink candy blooms!

Aiyana said...

I agree with NotSoAngryRedhead--looks like a M. melanocentra.

CelticRose said...

Definitely a Mamm of some sort, but beyond that I'm clueless.

Nice candy-striping on the flowers.

Peter said...

Here's our images of M. melanocentra:

It's possible. Mammillarias are notoriously difficult to ID.