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Peculiar ancient looking cactus, Species?

Posted by Biscuitbob5 none (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 28, 14 at 23:59

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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RE: Peculiar ancient looking cactus, Species?

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

RE: Peculiar ancient looking cactus, Species?

Euphorbia Horrida. Ive found a few of these this year as well.

RE: Peculiar ancient looking cactus, Species?

Fantastic. A warm thanks to both of you for responding.

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