Stern von Hemsbach: Wonderful or Just Weird?
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':
'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.