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Using Pereskia species as grafting stock

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There are forms which vary, to me micoz ,it looks like a Pereskiopsis ,i have a form with similar kick ass long spines which make grafting interesting, which i find lasts longer, gets fatter ,and is a faster growing .

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,i have a form with similar kick ass long spines which make grafting interesting, which i find lasts longer, gets fatter ,and is a faster growing .

Does it have glochids or only spines?

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It has less glochids , but they're not what i worry about when grafting lol, been impaled on these spines a few times, sharp as all buggery!

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But if the one micoz has has no glochids, then it's not likely to be a Pereskiopsis species. Likewise, if yours does have glochids, then it can't be a Pereskia species.

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i may have been a bit hasty in saying 'definitely'. Upon very close inspection today i found some hairs, they are not spines, i tried pricking myself and it was impossible, they are not sharp and are very flimsy so i dont know if this qualifies as glochids or not.

sorry about that, it was late, dark and wet last night.

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sorry the pics dont show anything except for the tip, its very hard to get a good shot of them, theyre not as prolific lower on the plant, maybe 1 or 2 hairs on each aerole, and most of them have stuck to the stem with the rain.

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Looks like Pereskia to me, my gooseberry has hairs like that. Also the colour and shape of the spines is consistant with mine, although I do think it is a different species

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They don't look like glochids to me. It really does look a lot like Pereskiopsis, but without glochids, I think it's unlikely to be, not that I'm an expert on the subject by any means. Ultimately, all that really matters is whether it makes a good grafting stock or not.

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Pereskiospsis and

Pereskia species in cactus-guide.

Interestingly the flower on what is supposed to be Pereskiopsis diguetii looks a lot like the one I saw in my pereskiopsis, unfortunately, we can't really see the rest of the plant to compare. So for now I will still regard mine as spathulata.

As for Pereskias, micoz's one might be P. horrida and mine is probably P. aculeata.

Put up pictures, the rest of you, IDing is fun!

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Regarding Pereskiopsis diguetii and P. spathulata Mutant...

Pereskiopsis diguetii (F. A. C. Weber) Britton & Rose 1907

ALFILERILLO, COLA DE DIABLO, NOPALETA, PATILON

Opuntia diguetii F. A. C. Weber 1898

Pereskiopsis velutina Rose 1907

Plants densely shrubby, branching basally, to 1-2 m (3.3-6.6

ft) high with poorly developed trunks. Stems reddish green,

finely hairy, 4-8 mm (to 0.3 in) in diameter. Leaves elliptical

to ovate, acuminate apically, wedge shaped basally, 2-6 cm

(0.8-2.4 in) long, 1.5-3 cm (0.6-1.2 in) wide, finely hairy.

Areoles whitish, with glochids, wool, some hairs, and a few

spines. Glochids abundant, to 2 mm long. Spines 1-5 on

stems, more on trunks, straight, ascending, nearly black,

grayish with age, 2-7 cm (0.8-2.8 in) long. Flowers yellow,

3-7.5 cm (1.2-3 in) long, 3.2-4.5 cm (1.3-1.8 in) in diameter;

pericarpels with bracts, pubescent. Fruits top shaped to

obovoid, orange to yellow, sometimes becoming red, hairy,

2.5-7 cm (1-2.8 in) long, 1—1.6 cm (0.4-0.6 in) in diameter,

with abundant glochids. Distribution: Guanajuato, Queretaro,

Mexico, Morelos, Oaxaca, Jalisco, Michoacan, and Guerrero,

Mexico.

Pereskiopsis spathulata (Otto ex Pfeiffer) Britton & Rose

1907

ALFILERILLO, PATILON

Pereskia spathulata Otto ex Pfeiffer 1837

Pereskia higuerana Cardenas 1964, Rhodocactus higueranus (Cardenas)

Backeberg 1966

Plants shrubby with a few branches, 1—2 m (3.3—6.6 ft) high.

Stems covered in a fine bloom, arching. Leaves wedge

shaped, thick, 2.5-5 cm (1-2 in) long. Areoles bearing brown

glochids. Spines 1-2, rigid, white with dark tips, to 2.5 cm (1

in) long. Flowers red. Fruits not known. Distribution: uncertain,

possibly Jalisco, Mexico. Pereskiopsis spathulata may

simply be a variant of P. diguetii; its status is uncertain because

so little is known about it.

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