Photo of Ball Cactus (Parodia magnifica): Parodia Magnifica not Fercactus glaucenscens

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Name: Thijs van Soest
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mcvansoest
Jan 11, 2016 7:27 PM CST
I would like to point out that this picture is not of Ferocactus glaucenscens but instead shows a very nice flowering specimen of Parodia magnifica. The resemblance is definitely there, but this plant is distinctly different from F. glaucescens as shown in the pictures in the database posted by robertduval14.
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jan 11, 2016 7:30 PM CST
I bought it with that name... Shrug! but I'll take your word for it.
Name: Thijs van Soest
Mesa, AZ (Zone 9b)
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mcvansoest
Jan 11, 2016 8:30 PM CST
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if you compare them to the other pictures in the gallery you can see the similarities (The plants are eerily similar), but also the distinct differences (spinage, how flowers are carried). If you google Parodia magnifica you will see that the flower and plant in your pictures are a clear match. I am attaching a couple of pictures that I was going to upload to the database entry of a flowering F. glaucescens, with one showing an overview of where the flowers occur and the other a close up of the flower. The flower is very similar, but you can see that they are carried further from the crown of the plant than the flower on the P. magnifica, and you can also see the distinct difference in the spines of this plant and the spines on yours.
It is funny that I came across the pictures of your plant as I had just been thinking I would like to try one of those...

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jan 12, 2016 5:28 AM CST
I agree I see the difference. Thank you. @zuzu please move the pictures at your convenience.
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Jan 12, 2016 2:09 PM CST

Plants Admin

They have been moved, Hetty. Smiling
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jan 12, 2016 3:29 PM CST
Thank You!

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