Thursday, June 30, 2011

Astrophytum myriostigma 'Onzuka'

We have several of these and each one is distinctive. It makes it hard to sell them as we want to keep them and watch them grow to maturity. This is Astrophytum myriostigma 'Onzuka' and is of the form which is sometimes labeled 'quadricostatum', though the form doesn't always last into maturity, with an additional rib or ribs showing up late for the party.
For those who are familiar with the weather here in the Pacific Northwest, it's not especially surprising that we are just now getting some real summer weather...or at least we're supposed to this weekend with temps into the 80s F. If you've lived here long enough you know that the unofficial beginning of summer is July 5. By then most of the moisture has been wrung out of the sky and we can expect about three months of dry, moderately warm weather with low humidity. I'm ready.

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