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Hi, these are four cacti I recently planted. There's plenty more in my garden that need identificaiton but these ones especially intrigue me...

The first one is a big fat clumping cactus. It came from a parent plant about two by two metres about 40cm high. Very impressive specimen. At the Adelaide Botanical Gardens they have the same plant labelled as Trichocereus Tephracanthus but the pictures I can find on the internet of this species look quite different.

The second one I got a few long arms given to me which had broken off the parent - a three metre multi-branched cactus. They had been laying in long grass and had formed roots along the bottom. I thought it might be a trich, but the indentations where the spines are at confused me. Also the spines are about 30mm.

The third one I bought from a nursery (unfortunately already a bit yellow). Thought it might be a bridgesii. Wishful thinking?

The forth one I bought from Bunnings labeled as Cereus Pervianus. Then again I bought three cereus peruvianus from Bunnings and they all look quite different from one another. I really liked this one because of its rib pattern and spineless nature.

Thanks a lot.

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The second one is a T peruvianus not active tho..

And the third one would definately be bridgesii!!

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Hi Micromegas,

the first is an orange flowering echinopsis x trichocereus hybrid we´ve recently discussed here. I´m still not sure what it is. The second one looks very interesting! It resembles Trichocereus Knuthianus. Please make more pics! The fourth looks like a big cereus but a closer view couldn´t hurt. Bye EG

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Thanks a bunch guys :)

And the third one would definately be bridgesii!!
Yipee! It's weird, I was in the shop and I was going to overlook this specimen at first and then just as I went to leave it called out to me. I'd never seen a bridgesii before and in the car the word popped into my head. Getting it in the ground was hard - and painful - work. It was totally pot-bound, looked like it had been sitting around for years!
the first is an orange flowering echinopsis x trichocereus hybrid we´ve recently discussed here.

Could someone direct me to that post. Orange flowers sound nice.

Unfortunately the pics are cropped from general shots of my garden so they didn't come out too well. I've done my best with some extra shots and added a few more species for identification.

The first I got from a nursery for real cheap because of the nasty gash... The second is another so-called cereus peruvianus from Bunnings... The third one is a standing-up peice of the one that is laying down in the earlier post... The fourth is a smaller piece of the possible echinopsis x trich hybrid... the fifth is simply unknown. I thought it might be a euphorbia but it didn't have the milky sap like other euphorbias. It did turn bright red where it was cut though.

Thanks again, it's great to know what's in my garden, even if I'm not there to sit amongst the plants and watch them grow :)

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Hi micromegas,

i´m not sure about the post but i discovered the pic:

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Mmh, but somehow they don´t fully match. It could also be some other kind of echinopsis hybrid.

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Thanks again, I guess that possible echinopsis will remain a mystery. I've looked through pics on the internet and although a lot of things look similiar, I can't be sure. The rib/areole indentations are interesting... guess I'll wait and see what the flowers look like.

Creach, I think you're spot on with the Myrtillocactus geometrizans. I hope so, it's a nice looking cactus at full size, and the parent plant looks more or less like pics on the web.

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1000-post BUMP!

 

Technically I wasted my 1000th post elsewhere.

 

Here's an update on the bridgessii in the third picture of the first post, which was my 14th post ever, over 11 years ago.

 

A lot can and does happen in 4104 days. Growing cactus is a bit like reconstructing ancient history with tree rings but on an individual level.

 

Here's to the Corroboree!

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Thats great to see how a cutting has matured into a lovely branched out clump you've got there Micromegas, lovely cacti. 

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Hey Micromegas, great to see you around. Beautiful plant and insane how much it grew since the last photos. 

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Considering it never got watered! A few plants got bigger quicker, like psycho0.

 

And good to see you're still replying after all this time EG!

 

I found a pic of the cereus in pic 4 but it's from 2016, it did pretty well too in its 10-years. all the others pictured i gave away or lost track of.

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On 25.7.2017 at 6:03 AM, Micromegas said:

Considering it never got watered! A few plants got bigger quicker, like psycho0.

 

And good to see you're still replying after all this time EG!

 

I found a pic of the cereus in pic 4 but it's from 2016, it did pretty well too in its 10-years. all the others pictured i gave away or lost track of.

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Of course. Always glad to see new photos from your collection and very glad to see you around. :lol: That Cereus could be Cereus hildmannianus. 

 

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On 6/2/2006 at 2:07 PM, Micromegas said:

Yipee! It's weird, I was in the shop and I was going to overlook this specimen at first and then just as I went to leave it called out to me. I'd never seen a bridgesii before and in the car the word popped into my head.

 

When cacti call out to you, you are well on your way to achieve true cactus-consciousness.

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