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PostSubject: Cactus ID    Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:11 am

In my wanderings yesterday I came across this:





Any idea what it could be? Considering the diameter of the stems, I figure it might make a decent, albeit nasty, grafting stock for seedlings.
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PostSubject: Re: Cactus ID    Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:14 am

Appears to be Cylindropuntia leptocaulis...
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PostSubject: Re: Cactus ID    Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:53 am

Certainly grows like an opuntia Smile and yeah your ID looks spot on. People have had success with Opuntias as stocks, I say people because I am not one of them Wink

Found this in my travels hehehe, cactus 1 human 0




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PostSubject: Re: Cactus ID    Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:02 am

Damn, that looks painful! Well, might go grab of few cutting and try it out. not the most pleasant stock to work with though. While taking photos, I ended up with a few piece clinging to my hand like they did to your leg.

I've only tried grafting to one Opuntia species and the grafts are doing well. Not amazing fast growth, but they seem fine.
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PostSubject: Re: Cactus ID    Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:21 pm

Not my leg !! Just an internet pic Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Cactus ID    Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:11 pm

That is a really, really cool opuntia... gotta love plants that can defend themselves with such enthusiasm.
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PostSubject: Re: Cactus ID    Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:00 pm

If you want a cutting, I could get you one. There were a few piece just kicking around the place, not attached to anything and just drying up.
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PostSubject: Re: Cactus ID    Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:46 pm

That'd be awesome... PM inbound to you.
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PostSubject: Re: Cactus ID    Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:24 am

ooh i want one!
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PostSubject: Re: Cactus ID    Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:06 pm

Quote :
gotta love plants that can defend themselves with such enthusiasm.

Laughing

Agreed. Nasty they might be to deal with, but they command respect at least.
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PostSubject: Re: Cactus ID    Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:22 am

Nice plant!

I would sure try it as a stock!
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