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Cylindropuntia molesta

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Cylindropuntia molesta

Postby Arizona Fero » Mon May 28, 2012 5:16 pm

These 3 cacti were all started by a single segment that a friend gave me off his large c. molesta about two years ago. Cacti are amazing plants! but you guys know this already. Martin
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Re: Cylindropuntia molesta

Postby daiv » Mon May 28, 2012 5:36 pm

One of my all time favorite cactus names!
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Re: Cylindropuntia molesta

Postby Pilif » Mon May 28, 2012 5:51 pm

daiv wrote:One of my all time favorite cactus names!


no doubt about that!

I love these plants, it's been on my list for quite a while and it'll porbably come with the next haul.
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Re: Cylindropuntia molesta

Postby MJPapay » Tue May 29, 2012 12:28 am

Love those golden spines!

Reminds me of my C. davisii.

Hope you don't mind me posting a pic or two.
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Re: Cylindropuntia molesta

Postby MJPapay » Tue May 29, 2012 12:30 am

Here's "White Spines".
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Re: Cylindropuntia molesta

Postby peterb » Tue May 29, 2012 3:51 pm

Opuntia madness! Cylindropuntia molesta is the bane of anyone who tries to bushwhack in Baja. The spines easily penetrate shoe soles, pants, etc. Very painful and scattered all over the ground, lots of loose joints. But the spines are so dramatic, it can sometimes be breath taking to see in the wild.

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Re: Cylindropuntia molesta

Postby GermanStar » Tue May 29, 2012 7:28 pm

daiv wrote:One of my all time favorite cactus names!

I thought the same as soon as I saw the thread title. Perfect!
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Re: Cylindropuntia molesta

Postby Peterthecactusguy » Wed May 30, 2012 11:18 pm

one of my favorite pics that I saw somewhere on here was by Daiv...

It was called something like "Getting molested by C. molesta"

I though the name is pretty cool too, and the plant is beautiful. Looks sorta like C. acanthacarpa but with golden spines. (and more of them)
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