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PostSubject: Help with an ID pls   Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:11 pm

I've had this plant for a while and have never given ID the slightest thought..... Any ideas ?
I can't give any details on the flower just yet, looks like it will flower for the first time this season Smile





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PostSubject: Re: Help with an ID pls   Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:22 am

Nice looking plant;),

It has to be a Pilosocereus, I would say P.leucocephalus.

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PostSubject: Re: Help with an ID pls   Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:43 pm

I was thinking maybe a wooly mammoth haha. Can't wait to see the flowers open. flower 
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PostSubject: Re: Help with an ID pls   Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:11 am

Oreocereus leucotrichus?

small pink/pale red flowers I seem to recall.
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PostSubject: Re: Help with an ID pls   Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:36 am

Cheers for the feedback Smile

I have done some research tonight and I'm almost positive it is as Taygus suggests
Pilosocereus leucocephalus, the flower will confirm 100% positive ID.


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PostSubject: Re: Help with an ID pls   Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:40 am

By the way, whilst searching for the Id I stumbled across a heap of lovely looking Pilosocereus which I would love to obtain. If anyone has any seed or cuttings drop me a PM and we can sort out a trade..

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PostSubject: Re: Help with an ID pls   Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:47 pm

I was surprised to hear Pilosocereus species is a declared weed.  It can't it be imported into Aus and some states won't allow entry to their state.

It's hard to imagine how this species could pose an issue.  Where and how are they a problem - anyone know?
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PostSubject: Re: Help with an ID pls   Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:27 pm

Ridiculous, they are common accross the country but I can say with certainty there are no 'outbreaks' of Pilosocereus causing problems... Bunnings sells them on occasion.

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