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PostSubject: ID needed please :)   Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:00 pm

So I'm pretty sure this guy is actually a cactus, but so far have been unable to id it. Any info would be great! Smile It's the green bobbly one, I know the others to be a Euphorbia Lactea (White Ghost) and a Opuntia monacantha monstrose variegate, which are both gorgeous in real light lol
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PostSubject: Re: ID needed please :)   Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:17 am

Looks like a tephrocactus SP however, Opuntia is also a possibility. Second opinion needed?

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PostSubject: Re: ID needed please :)   Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:12 pm

That's interesting looking. How long have you had it? Has it flowered?

It reminds me of some fruit growing off each other, like in Cylindropuntia fulgida but growing as a free-standing plant. The regular dead bits on the ends of the segments look like where the perianths could have come off. Could it have originated as a chain of fruit planted in a pot like a cutting?

Whatever it is, it's cool!
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PostSubject: Re: ID needed please :)   Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:27 pm

The tops keep getting me too. I know the photo is not very good, but close up I can see the plant actually forms like that naturally. Some of the smaller newer growth doesn't have the same hard brown texture as the larger growth. I've searched through hundreds of photos and found nothing that seems to have these indentations naturally occuring. Very strange, but I'm finding he's becoming one of my favourites :-) I guess cause I like challenges lol
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PostSubject: Re: ID needed please :)   Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:04 pm

Very interesting plant ID!!!!

It some how resembles a unpollinated flower of an Opuntia.

Cereoid wrote:
It reminds me of some fruit growing off each other

It's like unpollinated flowers that have not seeded are growing on top of each other.

Seeing the tops of each segment resembles where the flower has been and flowered but has not ripened with fruit and seeds, but the segments keep growing like a normal plant.

I think with further growth and flowering you will see whats going on exactly!!!
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