Photo of Easter Lily Cactus (Echinopsis)→I think this is not Echinopsis 'Los Angeles'.

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Name: Thijs van Soest
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May 10, 2021 7:20 PM CST
While this is a beautiful picture, I think the spines are way too long to be a true Echinopsis 'Los Angeles' clone. All plants I have ever seen ID'd as 'Los Angeles' have always had extremely short to almost non-existent spines. This is not growing condition dependent as I have grown this plant from full shade to full sun, and they always have had the same very short to almost invisible spines. Looking on the internet the top pictures that come up also show plants with little to no spines (like the images posted here by several other users).

I wonder if this is not the species Echinopsis oxygona. It could also be another hybrid of course, as there are quite a number with similar colored flowers.
I think the recent photo by kiwoncello is also of a plant with spines that are too long to be 'Los Angeles'.
It is what it is!
[Last edited by mcvansoest - May 12, 2021 11:22 AM (+)]
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Name: Baja
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May 12, 2021 11:16 AM CST
I would like to propose that the image above (and the recent image below by @kiwoncello ) be moved to the genus listing for Echinopsis (or possibly the species listing for E. oxygona).

Please speak up if you disagree with Thijs' assessment or my proposed move. I lean toward the genus entry as the best place for these photos, but I could go with another option if one were proposed.

Thank You!
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