Im clueless, you?

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Im clueless, you?

Postby Glochid Fingers » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:17 am

I cant figure out what this cactus is. I have some assumptions but dont want to say because they may change your answer.
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Re: Im clueless, you?

Postby CoronaCactus » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:19 am

Stenocereus pruinosis would be my guess.

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Re: Im clueless, you?

Postby iann » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:08 pm

I think this one is Polaskia chichipe.
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Re: Im clueless, you?

Postby Glochid Fingers » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:16 am

At first it reminded me of Myrtillocactus, but u guys have some pretty good guesses too. They should really label each individual cactus in a storebought dish garden :x

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Re: Im clueless, you?

Postby Arjen » Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:10 am

I would say polaskia chichipe if it weren't for the astrophytum-like spots
With apologies to the late Professor C. D. Darlington the following misquotation springs to
mind ‘cactus taxonomy is the pursuit of the impossible by the incompetent’ - Fearn & Pearcy, Rebutia (1981)

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Re: Im clueless, you?

Postby daiv » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:00 am

The astrophytum-like spots are just the waxy coating that has been broken up. It would be continuous coating otherwise - not spots.
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Re: Im clueless, you?

Postby Arjen » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:01 am

well, in that case I'd go with polaskia chichipe
With apologies to the late Professor C. D. Darlington the following misquotation springs to
mind ‘cactus taxonomy is the pursuit of the impossible by the incompetent’ - Fearn & Pearcy, Rebutia (1981)


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