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Oreocereus sp.     5/27/19
I keep on insisting that this is not a member of the celsianus species complex. The flowers are wrong. These are actinomorphic (radially symmetrical). O. celsianus has zygomorphic (like a watering can) flowers. This plant has had two more flowers since these five. There are now three new buds ready to open soon. Actually, tomorrow. The second and third flush are down the side of the plant. O. celsianus never does that in my experience. Last year and this year were the first time that this plant flowered at the apex, the typical locus of O. celsianus flowers.   (60/88)   

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