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Echinocereus poselgeri
It is blooming well out of season. A real oddity. This is usually an early spring bloomer. For some plant reason, it grew another bud after midsummer of a strange fashion. The bud was the very end of a new growth, which means that the growth terminates ("blinds itself" in the terminology of some cactus people). Odd. Note the starry round thing near the base of the shoot. This is one of three fruits on this plant that has yet to ripen, five months after forming. I wasn't aware that any Echinocereus had such a long gestation (??). Anyway, it was lovely to watch the bud form and flower.   (09/32)   

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