Help id this amazing cactus

christos(Cyprus)May 22, 2006

These pictures were taken just minutes ago. This is an amazing cactus that I have for years in my collection. I repotted it last year and it has really taken off. This year it is rewarding me with what you see in the pics. Amazing! Now all I need is its name. I would appreciate your help.

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tjsangel(z5 OH)

It's a very old and happy Echinopsis, not sure which because there are so many. Someone may know.

Jen

    Bookmark   May 22, 2006 at 4:13PM
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mingtea(z9 Tucson)

oh my goodness! that is one of the most gorgeous pics i've seen lately!

-ming

    Bookmark   May 22, 2006 at 6:14PM
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paracelsus

Gorgeous, yes. Echinopsis, no.

I don't recognize it, but think it's likely a Cleistocactus.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2006 at 6:17PM
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jeffrey_harris(San Diego, CA)

Dear Christos,

As Brad noted, it's not an Echinopsis, which are globular. Yours seems like it would be at home in a rainforest, or in a tropical setting.

Since it is a night-bloomer, my vote would be a Harrisia.

It is indeed a gorgeous plant - how lucky you are.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2006 at 8:04PM
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Pieter(Spain)

Hi,
I would be thinking of Nyctocereus serpentinus (= Peniocereus serpentinus). This is a very similar night blooming plant.
Pieter

    Bookmark   May 23, 2006 at 6:36AM
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christos(Cyprus)

Thanks for the input everyone. It seems that Pieter has it right. I did some research on the net following his suggestion and it matches.
Jeff, I used to think that this is a Harrisia tetracantha but apparently it isn't.

Christos

    Bookmark   May 23, 2006 at 12:21PM
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luthien79(UK)

Lovely plant.

Be sure to post more photos when more of those buds open, lol.

Toni-Marie

    Bookmark   May 23, 2006 at 6:24PM
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bean_pod

WOW!!!!! That is beautiful and wonderful!! I've never seen one like that before.

Deb

    Bookmark   May 24, 2006 at 1:18AM
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farmerted361(zone 6 Western NY)

Hi, I have two that are around 6 inches tall, adult fully rooted cuttings with pups starting. Available if anyones interested!

Thanks, farmerted361

    Bookmark   May 25, 2006 at 1:46PM
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