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My cereus Peru has different coloured flowers... doesn't look like my monstrose ones either... I reckon it's a different cereus...

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this things been on gumtree for a lifetime, probably due to the price, just wondering...is it just cereus peruvianus monstrose or is it something different, I find it hard to tell

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mentone/plants/huge-cactus-cereus-repandus-monstrose-/1115305478

Link says it is cereus repandus monstrose .

Pretty cool looking, and love the flower color.

Price is crazy though.

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I don't wanna bang my head against the wall, but from the info it would seem that PD's jims special (peru) was technically the original, as far as I can tell the actual jim has only been applying the "J" names in the last 12-18 months, after realizing that was the name being used by collectors.  PD coined the name "J" for cactus country clones a long time ago.

 

I feel I need to defend myself or else people think im a dickhead.

maybe im a dickhead for posting this, oh well.

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this smells a bit off to me for some reason, look at the aeroles, they look 'unusual' theres moisture on them it looks like, almost looks like every aerole has been bapped or something. And what the fuck is trichonopsis? I know it would seem its a cross between trichocereus and echinopsis...ive never heard trichonopsis before...anyone?

 

personally im not a fan of anything that wont survive unless grafted, gotta get things on their own roots.

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Trichonopsis is an orchid hybrid......:wink:

 

yeah I am sus on it as well

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heard of trichoechinopsis so assuming bastardization of that ... ?

looks ugly as fk but i kinda don't really dig on varigates anyhow ,

with the exception of one lovely little bridgey which defo grew on me by now 

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I don't know anything about whiora, but seem to remember reading somewhere it is an echinopsis x trich hybrid from fields... could be wrong on that though.,.,

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early morning no sleep google-fu

https://theoldtrichoseriousethnobotany.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/echinopsistrichocereus-hybrid-whiora-x.html

 

MGs on the money, trichonopsis however it it not....at least how I see it with horticultural hybrids. You could call it such I suppose, but I dont think you can stick the Hort. label on it. Pedantic I know, but its how I was schooled.

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Haha, his eyes must of lit up when he scored that beauty. I do like going to the recycled plant centres thou

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I just won this one on ebay:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/TRICHOCEREUS-BRIDGESII-SEMI-MONSTROSE-034-BRUCE-034-77-CM-plant-/282466966297?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=xvJmgbax5w7Z%2F83lQXgrx5doqTU%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc
A beautiful healthy established 77cm Bruce displaying nice melting...
$60 - Seems like a bargain? Ebay seller is planthelper, hes on SAB isn't he?

Also purchased this other 85cm established Bruce thats throwing a new pup too,
from another SAB member earlier in the week. It actually arrived today.

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Gettin' some lovely pieces now I tells ya! :)

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A couple of real beaties indeed skellum. The best part is there's no cure for this disease. Welcome to cactaphelia, you can check out any time you want but you can never leave :P

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Yeah mate, I'm hooked... Been waiting till everything arrives and the weather is nice to snap some photos. But every time everything arrives I just order more... its insanity, but its fucking fantastic!

Here's a shot of some here, will post some better pictures closer up in better light when everything arrives, and I arrange them OCD from smallest on the outside to largest on the inside... Runway Ready u know what I mean... lolol
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Gone from Parramatta & the pipe, to this.
Never going back mate, this place will be a medicine oasis in a decade.

 

I've accumulated these badboys over the last 9 weeks. Went from zero to hero in 9 weeks thanks to SAB. I love my new home.

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Got this badboy today:

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Came delivered inside a length of stormwater pipe hahaha:
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Unharmed, happy days  :)

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That spot on the coast you're at looks like heaven, Skellum. Looks like you've got a perfect place to heal your soul , mate and you're only adding to the sense of paradise with your garden. I can almost hear Mother Earth sigh with contentedness.

And I am envious. :)

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Thx @Insequent mate. Means a lot :).
Yeah sometimes I get to thinking and imagine the old days with a bit of nostalgia. In the early days it was hard but the further away I move from it all the easier it becomes.
Just looking at the view of the water and the cacti mate is all I need nowdays mate. When your on the shit you don't appreciate natural beauty like this, so to be constantly on it seems like I'd be wasting my surroundings...


I've gotta get off the cones and cigarettes (swap to a vape maybe?) and exercise more and I'll come good 100%
Need to get out there and surf every fucking day, EVERYDAY... its like soul exercise, soooo so good.

 

When I got out of rehab 12 months ago and moved down here, the first weekend I arrived I saw a whale giving birth directly out the front 20m off the rocks.
Then everyday for 2+ months we saw at least a half dozen whales on the horizon. Saw them all heading north, then was a short break, then watched them all head south again.
Now just yesterday I saw 4 whales for the first time this year so I think they are on there migratory path again & will coming close to the coast again this year.

I think because of the Australian Intervention (Shaming the Japanese Mongrel Whalers) potentially numbers are increasing again? not sure but its fuckin magic...
 

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Bought these badboys on ebay bout a week ago. Arrived today:

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With a free sample fruit of both orange and red, I'm stoked lol. Will get to taste these things finally.  :)

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Looks great

 

Those fruit are clearly pink and yelllow however

 

I expect a detailed report on the taste experience

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3 hours ago, Skellum said:

Bought these badboys on ebay bout a week ago. Arrived today:

 

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With a free sample fruit of both orange and red, I'm stoked lol. Will get to taste these things finally.  :)

Very nice! Prickly pears are one of my favorite fruits ever, they taste amazing and they're easily found at the supermarket here.

In Morocco you have people with horse chariots full of the things selling them in the street and peeling them off for you, it's awesome.

 

Takes a little practice to peel them in one piece with a fork and knife, you want to cut slices off both ends then make a slit in the skin along the length and unroll the fruit with your fork.

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