Williamsii or Diffusa?
Posted 14 December 2018 - 08:39 AM
Picture below of the biggest peyote I have. I’ll post up the others I’m not sure about separately.
Posted 14 December 2018 - 08:41 AM
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Posted 14 December 2018 - 10:25 AM
Its a beautiful specimen either way. I am afraid you will need to wait for a bloom to get a positive ID. Williamsii has shades of pale pink and cream on the flower where as Diffusa is all white.
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Posted 14 December 2018 - 11:23 AM
I bought a couple more (smaller ones but very similar) from same seller this week. I’ll post up pictures of those later, as I think their ribs are less well defined than this older one.
Edited by Cactusbob, 14 December 2018 - 11:28 AM.
Posted 14 December 2018 - 11:28 AM
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Posted 14 December 2018 - 11:46 AM
These are my new arrivals, again I hope williamsii ...
Edited by Cactusbob, 14 December 2018 - 02:04 PM.
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Posted 14 December 2018 - 02:23 PM
the first pic looks like the way diffusa is discribed
In The Cactus Family, Edward F. Anderson describes the two species of Lophophora. In L. diffusa the ribs are usually absent, in williamsii they are usually present and well defined
the last pic of the two look more like williamsii
but as sky said, the flower is probably the best way to distinguish the two apart.. beautiful none the less
Edited by wharfrat, 14 December 2018 - 02:23 PM.
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Posted 14 December 2018 - 03:53 PM
An aside for Cactusbob.
This is just me talking but......if you're looking to have a mescaline experience, can I steer you toward Trichocereus? They're faster growing, easier to cultivate, and don't mind pruning every couple of years or so. ;)
I'm just a funny duck and I see things - plants, animals, insects, people - as sentient beings. Given that lophophora can live for hundreds of years I'm reluctant to want to "harvest" one. I think they're special - like the red phone in the white house. Only to be used when you absolutely must "get through" to the other side (and can't find any DMT).
Again, this is purely my opinion. Raise those lophs to a ripe old age and pass them along to a younger generation as heirlooms. Make it a challenge to see how old they can get.
Forgot to add:
Ditto on the color of the flower being your identifier. Also take note of the internal structures of the flower. If you have a microscope, get a pollen sample for microscopy workup. There are lots of cool ways to study plants. ;)
Edited by Myc, 14 December 2018 - 03:58 PM.
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Posted 14 December 2018 - 07:08 PM
I’ll post up any flower pictures as and when there are any!!!
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Posted 20 March 2019 - 12:47 PM
Cactus Bob, I love your reading material lol. Looks like my own bookshelf. Just curious do you live in the states? I have yet to acquire any lophs even though I would love to have one, as I did not want to get it through customs. Not sure about every state but here in WA you can't grow them short of a religious exemption, but Trichocerious varieties is legal to grow and propagate, so I just grow San Pedro, Peruvian Torch and Bridgessii. Mine are all getting pretty big now. I'm just curious because I would love to acquire a couple of those for my own collection as well. Myc sure has it right about them being sentient beings. These things have huge spirits. Peace...
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