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Mar 7, 2013 8:53 AM CST
Neoporteria has 7 entries in the database. It appears genus is now classified in the Eriosyce genus. Eriosyce is a group of mainly globose species with ribbed stems and dense rigid spines. The genus has expanded to now include Neoporteria, Neochilenia and Islaya. (http://www.thesucculentgarden....) I wonder if those 7 should be re-classified now?
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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Mar 7, 2013 10:24 AM CST

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Thanks, jmorth. I started to look into that after reading one of your photo captions. It looks like Kew's WCSPF is still reviewing these genus. I will need to do more homework. Nice link by the way, thanks.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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Mar 7, 2013 11:33 AM CST
Wow, those are some wicked looking spines.

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