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Cheiridopsis excavata SB621 MG1377.5     2/26/19
I said I couldn't see the "Cheiridopsis" of the name in my last mail. It means "like a claw." But since then, I can see the claw. Just move your thumb and index finger at each other. You'll see the claw and the claw meant in this genus. The "excavata" refers to a depression somewhere on the plant, but I haven't yet found the structure. Note the bud that becomes the third flower, below, in the claw facing you. Also note the difference in size of the two flowers. I hadn't noticed this before, but many of the mesembryanthemums have flowers that get bigger over a few days.   (14/24)   

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