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May 23, 2018 4:43 PM CST
Name: James
Tucson, Arizona (Zone 9b)
A "soft spines" species that is endemic to one small region of the Brazilian Caatinga:

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May 25, 2018 10:50 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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James,

That is a beautiful cactus! I did a little reading on it and realize why I've never seen one before. Smiling Very Nice!
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May 26, 2018 3:33 PM CST
Name: Agavegirl1
South Sonoran Desert (Zone 9b)
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I've never seen that before. It is a beautiful thing. Lovey dubby
To boldly grow where no man has lawn before.
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May 26, 2018 3:44 PM CST
Name: James
Tucson, Arizona (Zone 9b)
Thank you Daisy and AG. It has a restrictive range:
Seabra, northeastern Brazil. I couldn't remember that when I wrote my post - thank you for jogging my memory so that I could remedy my ommision Thumbs up
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May 26, 2018 3:47 PM CST
Name: James
Tucson, Arizona (Zone 9b)
BTW, Daisy, I love the Mark Frost quote in your sig. block Smiling
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May 26, 2018 4:25 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Thanks James (the quote)

Also, your cactus is on the Red List, less than 1000 plants left in its very limited native range.
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

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org
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May 27, 2018 6:55 AM CST
Name: James
Tucson, Arizona (Zone 9b)
Those were not my plants Daisy - the photos were taken a number of years ago. I did have a couple but they froze in an unheated greenhouse when I was recovering from surgery (I lost a lot of plants then). I would like to find another M. streckeri - seed is offered on EBay from time to time but it is usually very pricey and I am no longer up to growing from seed anyway.
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May 27, 2018 9:33 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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I wonder how many are actually growing in captivity, other than botanical collections. It doesn't seem to be too common if none of us has ever seen it.
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

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