Aztekium valdezii, what is the world coming to?

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Aztekium valdezii, what is the world coming to?

Postby Rob » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:24 am

So, just what is the world coming to, when the first pictures of a new Mexican cactus appear on Facebook! WHatever that is?

Aztekium valdezii, looks to be the link between ritteri and hintoni, if there wasn't a habitat photo I would have thought it an artificial hybrid between the two. Has anyone tried that?

You know that I don't have the technological ability to post a link here, but Im sure one of you can?
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Re: Aztekium valdezii, what is the world coming to?

Postby Tony R » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:42 am

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Re: Aztekium valdezii, what is the world coming to?

Postby Phil_SK » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:18 am

Yes, I saw that Joël Lodé mentioned it on the Cactus Pro forum last week: http://www.cactuspro.com/forum/read.php?1,491004 (or via Google Translate).
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Re: Aztekium valdezii, what is the world coming to?

Postby jfabiao » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:26 am

Sign of the times. You need to be the first to mention it, like it, share it, deny it, dismiss it, whatever. Just be the first, everything else falls short of that - be it courtesy, sensibility, you name it.
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Re: Aztekium valdezii, what is the world coming to?

Postby Mark k.D » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:15 pm

Wow :eek: Could a new star have been born!? You can certainly see the missing link here between Ritteri & Hintonii if this is to be a legitimate species.
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Re: Aztekium valdezii, what is the world coming to?

Postby jfabiao » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:35 pm

Sure seems to be the link between the two previous species, but it seems odd that they took the myriostigma road to get from one to the other...

Jokes aside, it looks lovely.
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Re: Aztekium valdezii, what is the world coming to?

Postby CactusFanDan » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:41 pm

Very interesting. Could it be a new species or a natural hybrid? Who knows, but no doubt there's going to be a frenzy over it. :razz:
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Re: Aztekium valdezii, what is the world coming to?

Postby Diane » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:14 pm

What a discovery! I wonder how long it will take to get into circulation?
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Re: Aztekium valdezii, what is the world coming to?

Postby Aiko » Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:46 pm

Diane wrote:What a discovery! I wonder how long it will take to get into circulation?


I wonder how long the habitat will stay untouched.
I hope this Aztekium growns on vertical cliffs, high up from the ground and far away from the top edge...
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Re: Aztekium valdezii, what is the world coming to?

Postby Lindsey » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:08 pm

Rob wrote:when the first pictures of a new Mexican cactus appear on Facebook
Formal publication of a new species on Facebook? Really??? :shock: :shock: :shock:
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