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PostSubject: Large Unidentified Monstrose   Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:40 pm

Hey there everyone,

This is my first post here! Smile

After finding out that my friend had cacti on his property (that he hadn't grown and doesn't really care about) I had to go and investigate. Among the epiphites, Oputunia's and some large as yet unidentified columnar species I found this large freak. Sorry about the blurriness and general lack of quality of these pics (my camera sucks and there is a lot of grass and other trees growing around this magnificent specimen) but I hope you will enjoy.

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This cactus is probably 3-4 Metres tall and has spawned a few children around it, also, does anyone have any idea what it might be?
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PostSubject: Re: Large Unidentified Monstrose   Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:21 pm

Yes I do, your plant is a Cereus Peruvianus (monstrose and crest). Quite a nice one at that, it looks huge !! A reasonably common plant throughout Australia.

What other columnars are there ? Would love to see them.

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PostSubject: Re: Large Unidentified Monstrose   Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:11 pm

thats a beautiful plant there!, ive got one but no where near as big as that let alone cresting as well Smile
nice find
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PostSubject: Re: Large Unidentified Monstrose   Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:41 pm

Wow, thanks heaps HN!!!!, really glad to be able to put a name to it, and cheers Chef, I knew some of you would enjoy it Smile

At the moment this is the only other photo I have of one of the other large columnar cacti and it shows the bit I hacked at. Also note the ~5metre yellow flowering Oputunia.

This photo is not of the largest part and was really just a test shot for me to try and set up the camera.

I will get more (good) photos of them all tomorrow and then post them (they are starting to flower too!), but in the mean time is this also a Cereus Peruvianus? (I know it's probably hard to tell from such a low quality photo)
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PostSubject: Re: Large Unidentified Monstrose   Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:48 pm

Im pretty sure (but im no expert) it is a Cereus Peruvianus.. i have one that is starting to get large flower buds on it so i will post some pics here if thats ok when it does.
I think that is the 'regular' version of the monstrose

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PostSubject: Re: Large Unidentified Monstrose   Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:32 pm

Chef, please feel free to post your pics here as I would love to see them.
This plant and others of the same type are also starting to produce flower buds so this should make identification heaps easier Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Large Unidentified Monstrose   Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:37 pm

I cant seem to "host" an image, when i click upload everything just goes blank.. ill check my setting ect
but here is a link to what looks identical to mine, the only difference is my bud is 6cm long maybe more...
will post pic once i have it figured out Wink
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