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PostSubject: Unknown market cactus...   Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:41 pm

G'day guys,

Here's a rooted cutting I picked up at the Mornington markets earlier this week. The bloke running the cactus stall didn't know what it was, except he thought it ended in "...cereus". Laughing

He did have a mature plant growing, although sadly it wasn't for sale. The growth habit of this thing is pendant-like and weeping, and reminds me somewhat of Schlumbergera. The segments are approximately 1-1.5cm thick, and up to 20cm long. The flower is pink, somewhat funnel-shaped and with long, dagger-like petals. New growth is reddish in colour.



Obviously, it's the narrow one in the blue pot. Wink

Any ideas? I initially suspected it to be what used to be called Aporocactus, but since all the names were changed... I'm a bit lost.


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PostSubject: Re: Unknown market cactus...   Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:59 pm

some kind of Peniocereus?
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown market cactus...   Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:03 pm

nice collection BTW Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown market cactus...   Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:27 pm

I think you will find your plant is a Selenicereus i'm not sure what ssp.
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown market cactus...   Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:53 pm

Cheers for the comment, Lewis.

Individually, the stems do look *very* Peniocereus-like. However, what I've got here is just a rooted cutting and so in this case I think appearences can be deceptive. I wish I had a photo of the mature plant this cutting was sourced from. If you can imagine my plant, but growing in a clumped, pendant fashion like Schlumbergera then you won't be far off.

I suspect Hellonasty might be onto something, although most Selenicereus that I've seen had white flowers.
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown market cactus...   Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:50 pm

I would have said Selenicereus too, which has large whit nocturnal flowers, but the pink flowers probably point toward something like Aporocactus (X mallisonii or similar?), Aporocactus are now known as Disocactus. Wait till it flowers then we'll have a better idea! Very Happy here's a pic og mallisonii... just hit the link.
http://public.fotki.com/Grootscholten/plant-collections/cactussen/aporocactusmallisonii.html

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PostSubject: Re: Unknown market cactus...   Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:56 pm

Cheers for the link CP... the growth habit is pretty similar, but the flower looks different in that photo. I'm thinking it's an Aporocactus hybrid of *some* sort. I guess I'll have to go along to the market this wednesday with my camera in tow and hope that the stall holder brings the same plant along.
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown market cactus...   Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:19 pm

Im going with Seleriocereus, as it looks very simmilar to myne Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown market cactus...   Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:46 pm

Well, I returned to the market and got some photos of the mother plant and a flower.






Any ideas?
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown market cactus...   Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:30 pm

Maybe even heliocereus, or hybrid of, ...just a thought.


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PostSubject: Re: Unknown market cactus...   Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:54 pm

Isn't most of Heliocereus now classified under Disocactus... which means your original post was probably right on the money. I think for the time being I'll call this "Disocactus X ???"
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown market cactus...   Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:29 pm

I think that is most likely right.

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PostSubject: Re: Unknown market cactus...   Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:19 pm

good for $4 Smile
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