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Offline Craig Gibbon

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Re: peyote flower
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2010, 13:23:39 PM »
Hi Michael,


Cool!  Would like to see that!  I believe that there is a beach somewhere in the eastern Cape, where porcelain shards sometimes wash up.  Not sure which beach however.  I read a couple of years ago of a women who was researching the origins of these shards, apparently a dutch ship that sunk of the coast.  The ship was loaded with Silk, porcelain and other far eastern delights bound for Europe from Cathay (Modern Day China). The ship floundered somewhere off the Eastern Cape coast.  Apparently there are still some shards that wash up on a regular basis. 

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« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2010, 13:31:58 PM »
Thanks Craig - now we'll know where Michael is when he's not surfing .....
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« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2011, 22:40:50 PM »
Awesome peyote plant. Have you had any new flowers since last year?

Lol. It looks almost like a sponge (with thorns).
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« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2011, 11:36:40 AM »
How do you tell the difference between peyote and a cactus? Are those thorns or the remains of flowers?
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« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2011, 13:23:00 PM »
Nice to see this old thread!

 Craig, I still owe you a photo, when I find the pottery piece I will post it. I also metal detect on the beach, oldest coin so far is a 1926 shilling, still looking for shipwreck silver!

Centaur, it made two flowers, but only this plant so far, and I've had no seeds. It seems like I need two flowering plants to cross with each other.

Herma, the peyote is part of the cactus family, what looks like thorns are little tufts of fluff. I really love this little plant.

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« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2011, 15:04:23 PM »
I have a little cactus that's very similar... just more wrinkly and the flower is white. I only buy the ones that don't have vicious thorns.
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« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2011, 16:34:19 PM »
Nice to see this old thread!

 Craig, I still owe you a photo, when I find the pottery piece I will post it. I also metal detect on the beach, oldest coin so far is a 1926 shilling, still looking for shipwreck silver!

Centaur, it made two flowers, but only this plant so far, and I've had no seeds. It seems like I need two flowering plants to cross with each other.

Herma, the peyote is part of the cactus family, what looks like thorns are little tufts of fluff. I really love this little plant.

Maybe it will carry seeds later on. Read that it can take up to 30 years just to reach the flowering stage. So it is getting there. lol. They are known to be slow growers.

I have a little cactus that's very similar... just more wrinkly and the flower is white. I only buy the ones that don't have vicious thorns.

Maybe it is an ingenious variety, that is almost the same. You can check if it has psychoactive effects, lol. Just joking. 
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« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2011, 16:39:43 PM »
Here's mine.


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« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2011, 23:16:07 PM »
 :clap: Herma

Just love the white one  :love:
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Re: peyote flower
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2011, 09:21:57 AM »
Found this site where they have pictures of all the different Peyotes. http://www.kadasgarden.com/Lophophorachart.html
The one with the white flower doesn't have the same type of thorns.
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« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2011, 11:57:30 AM »
Ag nee, mine is just a bog-standard cactus then!  Those peyotes are gorgeous, if I ever see one I'll snap it up.
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« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2011, 15:46:05 PM »
 :woohoo: I found the genus of your Cactus. It is definitely part of the Coryphantha genus ( http://cactiguide.com/cactus/?genus=Coryphantha ). Yours looks a lot like the Coryphantha elephantidens or Elephant's Tooth. But it might be one of the others as well or a completely endemic species.
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« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2011, 15:52:14 PM »
Wow, impressive!   :clap:
Thanks Centaur!
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