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Cactus pup ID please

Posted by LauraRobichaud 5b Mass. (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 26, 13 at 9:34

I would like an ID for the one on the left. I know the one on the right is an opuntia microdasys albata. TIA

This post was edited by LauraRobichaud on Fri, Jul 26, 13 at 10:21


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RE: Cactus pup ID please

Opuntia microdasys "Bunny Ears"


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Thanks Laura. Any idea of the name of the one on the left?


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Laura, hows about a closer pic of your lefty plant? Come on girl, a round plant with spines can have a lot of names. Fuzzy center? Curved vs. straight spines? All that stuff. I can say that I have some Acanthocalycium klimpelianums and A. violaceums that look like that. But I am really bad at IDs.


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You're right! Sorry! I should know better. It has curved, flexible, smooth spines. The new growth nodes are fuzzy and yellow, but appear to turn white as they grow out.


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Pic from the top.


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Not Acantho, and probably not Echinopsis either, because few have that fuzzy middle. Not Ferocactus or Matucana either.


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