Stern von Hemsbach: Wonderful or Just Weird?

e6filmusere6filmuser e6filmuserPosts: 2,526Registered Users Major grins
edited June 15, 2019 in Holy Macro

I have been cultivating cacti for nearly 60 years and seeing this was a huge surprise. I had to have one in my collection, which is where this flowered in recent days.

This, which I don't have, is one of its parents:

Hybrid 'Stern von Lorsch':

http://www.kakteen-willi.de/displayimage.php?album=5&pid=3893#top_display_media

'Stern von Hemsbach'

Hybrid code number VR.06.41.89, it is is a cross between A22 Tauris x Arg 9 (Argentinian Natural Hybrid No. 9).
F1 generation from (Stern von Lorsch x Lobivia densispina var. rebutioides) x (Stern von Lorsch x Lobivia densispina var. rebutioides).

If the abpve is unclear to you, you are not alone. Anyway, it is all about [i]Echinopsis[/i].

Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f8, f11 or f13, hand-held.

The stereos are crosseye.

Harold

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