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New member, heres some of my cacti

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Hi, Im new here, didn't know where to begin so I thought I would start with a few photos of my plants. I'm mostly a cacti and succulent collector, and my selection is pretty modest but I have plenty of cuttings to strike this Spring and I'm trying out germinating from seed for the first time. I'm from WA so we have a hard time getting any decent plants here, so Im really happy to join SAB and hope to connect with others in our beautiful nanny state.

Anyways, heres the ethnobotanical portion of my garden, as a way of introduction.

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The pachanoi family, I dont know what varieties they are, they have been picked up at markets and random gumtree opportunities.

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A 54cm spineless scopulicola, with a bit of sunburn from the previous owner.

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A somewhat etoliated bridgesii I bought from a long time member here who says he doesnt really use the forums much any more. Urban Tribes sourced, grown from cutting, almost 2 years old.

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Two baby TBMs

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Cuttings for spring rooting, this is a fat spined scopulicola, its really thick like 12-15cm across depending on the section, I have a few of these from moving a big plant that broke in transport. The roots and stump are buried in the garden.

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Another piece of that fat scopulicola

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More fat scopulicola.

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And more.... Ive even sold a few pieces, theres just so many.

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Psych0o bridgesii cutting, very pretty clone.

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Eileen bridgesii clone, apparantly the mother plant randomly goes spineless or monstrose all the time, and it looks like it was doing the spineless thing here before this cutting.

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Gnosis cuzcoensis clone, Im not to familiar with this clone, dont know much about it but it looks great and those spines are pretty mean. (just found out its a cuzco, thanks SAB.) I guess it is obvious looking at it now from the knobbly shape 'S' form between areoles.

The rest of my garden is ornamental stuff, mostly cacti/succulents, pretty modest compared to the some of the stuff ive seen, but i hope it keeps getting bigger and more diverse. Anyways, glad to be here, thanks for having me, from WA.

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Welcome, you have some nice cacti there.

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Nice plants! Welcome. :)

Gnosis is a SAB store clone generally thought to be a cuzcoensis.

Your spiny scop is a very beautiful plant!

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welcome Conv3rgence, nice plants you got there. that scop is specialy sexy

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Gnosis is a SAB store clone generally thought to be a cuzcoensis.

Oh damn, I'm a bit of a cacti noob for identification. I was really hoping it was a peruvianus, since I have none of those and I haven't seen any in WA at the markets or on gumtree. Still a beautiful cacti. Oh well, the hunt continues!

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Put up an ad in the "wanted" section or keep looking at the "for sale" listings, people are often happy to post cactus to WA anyway. You'll get one soon if you look!

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Put up an ad in the "wanted" section or keep looking at the "for sale" listings, people are often happy to post cactus to WA anyway. You'll get one soon if you look!

Really? My understanding is that any cuttings or live plant material get you in big trouble in WA, and theres a chance of inspection fee of $56 for a bit of seed, unless it manages to get through undetected. Thanks for the advice

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Welcome mate. Hang around here and your collection will be out of control before you know it!

As Zed said cacti can certainly be obtained from other states.

Enjoy your time here.

Getafix

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Welcome to the forums mate, got some nice scops there..

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Regarding the 'gnosis' being a cuzco, which I can definately see now that I look at it, I'm curious as to why the Shaman-Australis website has it listed as Peruvianus? In two lisitngs as well, its somewhat deceiving!

http://shaman-australis.com.au/shop/echinopsis_peruviana_gnosis_peruvian_torch_small_plant_pr_245.php

http://www.shaman-australis.com.au/Website/Pictures/TrichocereusperuvianusGnosis01.htm

Its also been traded between members here as a Perivianus.

http://www.shaman-australis.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=15804

Nonetheless it is a pretty cactus, I just wouldn't have chosen it in the cuttings bundle if I had known.

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Welcome mate.

Nice cactus and good luck with your expanding collection.

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welcome to the forum dude

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welcome! lovely plants :) great to see someone from the west too!

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nice collection dude always good to have another wa member

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