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Lophophora sp. photos and some other "look-a-likes"
« on: January 26, 2008, 03:43:54 PM »
without getting into what is what as far as species, sub-species, varieties, cultivars, forms etc.....i will just use the genus and the "varietiy".

here are what i believe to be the following forms, keeping in mind none are of wild type and all are cultivated.

Lophophora decepiens
note the random rib formation, gray-green colour and flower medium pink hue.

Lophophora diffusa
note random rib pattern a more green colour (not gray/green).  most importantly is the white flowers, not pink.  Diffusa will often, in general, pup more than williamsii (not counting caespitosa which is the pupping king!)


Lophophora fricii
note the diamond type pattern, although sometimes very uneven.  Most importantly is the flower colour is very dark pink and the petals are longer and pointed at the end, unlike diffusa/williamsii which are more rounded.


Lophophora koehresii
note the ribs are not defined very well at all, and each areole seems to bump out....especially in cultivation.  most importantly look at the flowers which are a very light pink (sometimes white with pink stripe) and long and pointed at the ends.  petal shape (not colour) is similar in appearance to L. fricii.


Lophophora williamsii
note the well defined rib form.  also the flower is a pink colour with shorter rounded petals. 


Lophophora williamsii f. caespitosa
a regular williamsii that happens to pup a LOT and not flower very much....think of a midget williamsii on steroids.

Lophophora williamsii f. crestate
pictures speak better than words....this is a williamsii that is all kinds of messed up, in a good way.

some others some people mix up or grow as well as lophophora.

Ariocarpus retusus

Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus

Frailea castanea

Astrophytum asterias

peace :)

also look here for more Lophophora identification.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2008, 08:05:17 AM by kada »