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PostSubject: Opuntia compressa   Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:00 pm

Is Opuntia compressa available in Aus?

It is apparently now synonymous with the common O.ficus-indica...?
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PostSubject: Re: Opuntia compressa   Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:11 am

I believe that Opuntia compressa is synonymous with O. ficus-indica. However, desert-tropicals.com lists several varieties of O. compressa, which may or may not be within the country, and knowing our history with wayward Opuntiads, good luck on getting them in...
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PostSubject: Re: Opuntia compressa   Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:11 pm

im after them myself and have ordered seeds from v.viglasky... gosh , affraid has anyone seen the results of grafting on to 2 year old seedlings of o.compressa? very impressive drool,drool.....
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PostSubject: Re: Opuntia compressa   Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:49 am

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has anyone seen the results of grafting on to 2 year old seedlings of o.compressa? very impressive drool,drool.....
yeah, that's why I started this thread. Wink

I like the way scions grafted to this stock look quite natural, not distorted.
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PostSubject: Re: Opuntia compressa   Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:17 pm

I was always under the impression it was ficus-india and compressa was a synonym for it?
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PostSubject: Re: Opuntia compressa   Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:26 pm

These are the synonyms I was able to locate:

Opuntia rafinesquei, Opuntia opuntia, Opuntia macrarthra, Opuntia humifusa or (O. numifusa?)

No O. ficus-indica mentioned that I can find.

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PostSubject: Re: Opuntia compressa   Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:14 pm

Scientific Name: Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill.
Synonym: Opuntia cordobensis, Opuntia tuna-blanca,
Opuntia vulgaris, Platyopuntia vulgaris, Opuntia maxima, Cactus
opuntia, Cactus ficus-indica, Cactus compressus, Platyopuntia
cordobensis, Opuntia compressa
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PostSubject: Re: Opuntia compressa   Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:35 pm

Opuntia compressa IS now included in ficus-indica. Wink

however compressa appears to be much lower growing and smaller-padded than the 'true' ficus-indica.
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PostSubject: Re: Opuntia compressa   Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:42 am

Opuntia compressa is an old name for Opuntia humifusa.


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PostSubject: Re: Opuntia compressa   Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:27 pm

Hi Scooby,

Do you have a source for your info ? How did you discover this ?

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PostSubject: Re: Opuntia compressa   Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:53 pm

all images i google on humifusa and compressa look like an enormous plant around the corner from my house in someones garden. it has very small p-ads and they look very thin... i have not plucked up the courage yet to ask for a cutting.

i have some ficus indica and it it looks nothing like it, i also have opuntia microdaisys and another opuntia which i think may be subulata? but it has small elongated cylinder pads with long spines i have not yet identified this plant. i tried a graft but no success. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Opuntia compressa   Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:56 pm

Look at the http://www.efloras.org/ website for the currently accepted names. These are internationally recognized names for plants. Type in Opuntia humifusa in the search box for example and it will give you the synonyms and the name of the publication which contains the revision. Hope this helps.


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PostSubject: Re: Opuntia compressa   Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:58 pm

A word of warning. 90% of images on Google relating to Opuntia are incorrect. Same rule applies for many other cacti and succulents. The majority of Aloes on Google are wrong. I have photos of Opuntia humifusa (syn O. compressa) but have to work out how to post them. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Opuntia compressa   Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:06 pm

i do it with a photobucket account and copy the link in try that
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PostSubject: Re: Opuntia compressa   Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:42 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Opuntia compressa   Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:12 am

Thanks for the links Scooby they are quite interesting. Putting all the names aside has anyone had success using any Opuntia as a stock ?

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PostSubject: Re: Opuntia compressa   Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:42 am

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PostSubject: Re: Opuntia compressa   Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:34 pm


this is the opuntia that i havenot identified

this is new growth

do you think we should move this topic?

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PostSubject: Re: Opuntia compressa   Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:33 pm

Sorry Scooby but I completely disagree, I find opuntia are very poor grafting stocks. I have attempted grafts with several ssp and never had much success. O.Subulata monstrose is an area of research and some others are much the same.

What species are you grafting with ?? Please show me some pictures

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PostSubject: Re: Opuntia compressa   Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:20 pm



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PostSubject: Re: Opuntia compressa   Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:24 pm

Scooby,

I would love some compressa/humifusa, do you have any to spare ? Please put the photo of your subulata monst graft up I would love to see it.

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PostSubject: Re: Opuntia compressa   Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:00 pm

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