Author Archives for Paul Doyle

About Paul Doyle

Artist, retired ecologist, growing a variety of C & S including National Collection of Aylostera, Rebutia & Weingartia, including Sulcorebutia in the North-east of Britain.

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Turbinicarpus valdezianus

November 11, 2013 7:22 pm Published by Comments Off on Turbinicarpus valdezianus

Synonyms: Pelecyphora valdeziana, Gymnocactus valdeziana The name Turbinicarpus comes from the words ‘turbo’ meaning top and ‘karpos’ meaning fruit. This... View Article


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Copiapoa hypogaea

September 11, 2013 7:20 pm Published by Comments Off on Copiapoa hypogaea

Plants belonging to the cactus genus Copiapoa are regarded as choice and desirable in cultivation. The most sought after are... View Article


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Avonia quinaria

August 11, 2013 7:19 pm Published by Comments Off on Avonia quinaria

The genus Avonia, which is sometimes included in the genus Anacampseros, occurs mainly in South Africa with a few outliers... View Article


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Euphorbia primulifolia

April 11, 2013 7:16 pm Published by Comments Off on Euphorbia primulifolia

This month the brief was to write about a ‘Caudiciform Plant’. The general definition of a caudiciform plant is one... View Article