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Any ideas on this columnar cactus?

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Just wondering if anyone can help me work out a name for this cactus? I have had it for about a year & have not seen it flower yet, hopefully this spring. Any leads would be appreciated.

It's the one in the center of the photo

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looking at the tip

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Closer look at the spines

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Cheers

Jox

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Looks quite a bit like a Haageocereus. Following that family tree might provide some hints. :)

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I thought I was getting good at cactus id... lol guess not

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Jwerta, this one is difficult to ID. Weberbauerocereus pops up every now and then as it´s being sold by certain DIY Markets and Nurseries so i see them sometimes. They are very similar to Cleistocactus, Haageocereus and some Espostoa´s. Without seeing a flower its hard to say it for sure so keep an eye open for the flowers.

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Well thank you all for the feed back,

I don't know whether to thank you M S Smith or be pissed off :wink:, that is an awesome link you added but it has given me about another 100 possibilities.

In an old book I have here, the closest thing I could find that similar to my cactus was Neobinghamia after looking on the net I found they had been moved to Haageocereus & some of those look close so thanks for your input CBL. Now EG has thrown in Weberbauerocereus & they look close :lol:, the good new is I think EG helped me ID aother cactus of mine,the one that is leaning in on the right side of the first photo I think might be Weberbauerocereus albus.

Jwerta I know what you mean, you start to get a grasp on the cacti around you & then realize there are 1000's of cacti out there & you'll never have a grasp on all of them :BANGHEAD2:.

I have about six columnar cacti that are all similar but have certain differences like the one in the first post, they all need to be IDed. I think I will need to get them to flower to be sure of what they are. When, if this one flowers in the future I will add photos here so we can work it out.

Thanks again to everyone.

Cheers

Jox

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