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Apr 25, 2016 12:29 PM CST
|Hello, succulent folks! I was at Lowe's today and they had a wide variety of succulents for sale so I took some pictures and was posting them to the plant database. However, there were a couple I couldn't find so I wondered if you guys could help me out. Are they in there but I have the spelling wrong, is it a synonym, is it not in there at all? Any help would be appreciated.|
The first is Aeonium 'Catlin Hybrid'. I saw a 'Jack Catlin' cultivar, but wasn't sure it was the same thing.
I Googled this one and I think it's a bigeneric. It didn't look like we had it in the database, although I saw one with the name 'Rainbow Bursts'.
Apr 25, 2016 1:44 PM CST
|Jack Catlin (noted Aeonium breeder) was responsible for such hybrids as "Cyclops" and "Blushing Beauty", among various others. In addition there is a hybrid bearing his name, which was named in his honor after his death. Presumably there are quite a few plants he never named, and these would be known as Catlin hybrids to indicate the source. If you're looking for a place to put your picture in the database, I would recommend the Aeonium parent listing, perhaps with a note alongside indicating the extra info.|
More on the backstory here.
Apr 25, 2016 3:48 PM CST
|Thanks! That explains the one!|
Apr 25, 2016 8:57 PM CST
|Echinobivia is not a recognized species. Echinobivia is supposed to be a hybrid between Echinopsis and Lobivia but if you Google Echinopsis x Lobivia Rainbow Burst, you get this:|
Which doesn't look anything like what is being labeled Echinobivia Rainbow burst.
I have one and it is labeled Echiobivia Rainbow Burst. It looks exactly like the pink one above. I would love it if it did look like the first photo of Echinopsis x Lobivia.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost
Apr 25, 2016 9:25 PM CST
|Thanks, Daisy! I'm pretty used to bigenerics in bromeliads, but I'm totally not a succulent person. That is very confusing.|