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Help id this amazing cactus

Posted by christos Cyprus (My Page) on
Mon, May 22, 06 at 15:44

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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RE: Help id this amazing cactus

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

Jen


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

-ming


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Gorgeous, yes. Echinopsis, no.

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


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RE: Help id this amazing cactus

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.


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


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RE: Help id this amazing cactus

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


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Lovely plant.

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

Toni-Marie


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

Deb


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RE: Help id this amazing cactus

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

Thanks, farmerted361


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