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Thread: Which Rubra Is This?

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    Let me rephrase my statement above: Wherryi looks a lot like alabamensis... just shorter. Wavy, short lids compared to other rubras. Gulfensis, jonesi and rubra all have longer, smoother hoods and somewhat more reflexed.
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    if i had to make a guess, i'd say wherryi too. but there's always gonna be specimens that don't fit the artificial boundaries us humans have made.

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    Serious? He has a tag from agristarts. Check for areoles Jim.

    Quote Originally Posted by sarracenia View Post
    if i had to make a guess, i'd say wherryi too. but there's always gonna be specimens that don't fit the artificial boundaries us humans have made.

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    I had to google the word, 'areole'.

    Areoles are the distinctive feature of cacti, and identify them as a separate family from other succulent plants. Areoles give rise to spines or, on certain cacti, small, detachable glochids which are an additional form of protection. The areoles on cacti are clearly visible. They generally appear as small light to dark colored bumps, out of which grow clusters of spines.

    Areoles represent highly specialized branches on cacti. They are believed to have evolved as vestigial leaves of cacti which were modified into spines over time. Thus, the branches became reduced to buds which give rise to the spines. This means that as cacti adapted and evolved to the desert climate, over time they got rid of branches and leaves, which were converted into areoles and spines to protect the plants, and to reduce water loss.

    Some cacti lack spines on their areoles, but instead, (as said above) utilize small, detachable glochids which resemble small, sharp splinters and are very difficult to remove from the skin.
    LOL! I still don't know what to look for!

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    Areoles = light windows, spots of whitish, translucent tissue that dot the upper parts of certain pitcher plants - like minor, leucophylla and very prominently - darlingtonia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    I had to google the word, 'areole'. LOL! I still don't know what to look for!
    I set you up with a pic of what alabamensis areole look like... Page 2 of your thread.

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    Okay, I see:


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    I'm going to vote wherryii
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