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Trichocereus schickendanzii     5/16/16
The plant with its several stems occupies the volume of about a soccer ball (that’s football to you not Americans) so the flowers are huge. This is the first time the two individuals in my collection flowered almost together - only a day apart. The pollen of each was viable and I now have three ripe fruits splitting apart showing many seeds in a viscous matrix. I’ll isolate seeds tomorrow. (It’s midday now, and the sun is fierce.)   (05/48)   

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