@Yollymac .. Good morning .. as a part of my education may I ask you .. is it usually quite difficult to differentiate between some succulents until they flower. This is then used to give a definitive identity?
@quinnedy @Muzz67, I look at the whole plant including changes from shade to sun as well as growing conditions, all of this information contains pieces of the puzzle ultimately. Flowers are a big piece as it can tell us more about the Genus etc. Asking for flowers often provides the last few pieces. Obviously I am reticent to just attribute any ID to plants for people. I very much care about providing factual info backed by botanical peer reviewed evidence. The reason that I like the ICN tbc.
@muzz67 @Yollymac .. thank you .. this is what I am looking for. I also prefer the information from peer review. After spending 30 years researching my genealogy I am well aware of misleading information in one's family history and "official documentation". The differences between DNA results and ancestral memories/documents or photographs is sometimes stranger than fiction.
@quinnedy 😂😂😂 some people's identifications on here also seems stranger than fiction at times. Having said that, I can and HAVE been wrong in the past. And when that happens the best thing to do is accept that and to start from scratch to search for a plant that it may be. 😊
@yollymac @muzz67 .. Good advice .. thank you..one can learn a lot about life from the study/collection of succulents .. and they are more forgiving than most humans .. also you don't get 14 years if you kill them - succulents I mean.