I've had this for several years and sent out segments for rooting in trades, but I still don't know what it can be. No glochids.
very choice item
in opuntiod family--I think--but you say 'no glochids'.
I should know it.
Possibly south american.
I think it's a kind of Tephrocactus.
Yes, its a Tephrocactus, T. molinensis. These seem to be getting very popular recently, or maybe its just me noticing them since I got interested this year.
Thanks. I'm delighted to be able to put a label on it.