Peculiar ancient looking cactus, Species?

Biscuitbob5April 28, 2014

Hey everyone. I picked this gem up at a home depot of all places but I am absolutely stumped as to what family it belongs to. There are multiple offsets/pups that are growing outwards from the base. They start off looking like some type of edible sprout and eventually take on its mothers form. Most thorns look like dried twigs with just a few actually being sharp. Any thoughts on what I'm dealing with here would be appreciated

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Euphorbia, maybe polygona. Not a cactus but a succulent, and still another case of convergent evolution.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 12:09AM
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Euphorbia Horrida. Ive found a few of these this year as well.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 6:37PM
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Fantastic. A warm thanks to both of you for responding.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 11:55PM
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