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Spines

Postby bananaman » Wed May 30, 2012 2:25 am

One of the large, mature Opuntia lindhimeri at my place has large 3" spines.
Do any of the other Opuntia species get bigger spines?

I'd like to know...

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Re: Spines

Postby Peterthecactusguy » Thu May 31, 2012 10:23 am

I have O. macrocentra that has pretty long spines. O. polycantha var erincea also has pretty dang long spines.
I will have to measure them.

O. engelmannii's can usually be around 3 inches too.
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Re: Spines

Postby daiv » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:01 pm

These are pretty long - and interesting spines:

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Re: Spines

Postby bananaman » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:38 am

Thanks!
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Re: Spines

Postby Tony » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:03 pm

The longest I have seen were on an Opuntia quimilo in Darryls collection.
Hopefully he will chime in on exactly how long they are.
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Re: Spines

Postby MJPapay » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:06 pm

Opuntia azurea parva - magnificent black spines to at least 5-inches.
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