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Had this occur on my first ever trich,

Anyone seen this before? 

 

It's an old photo - Some people said it must be another flower fell onto it, but I know for sure it was attached, just thought it was normal cos I didn't know any better. 

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Hey mate, not sure what flower it is but it definitely isn't a Trichocereus flower. The whole flower development cycle on Trichocereus is totally different to that of the plants who have these flowers. It might be an aborted flower bud from a very early stage, but with how this looks it is honestly highly unlikely. It seems to sit on the areoles, but not in a natural way that flowers emerge from Trichocereus areoles. I am really sceptical of this, and I think it might've got stuck there by accident. But yeah, if this plant should flower at one point you know for sure.

 

Do you have other pics of this clone? There are some cacti that flower like this, but they are other genera and this looks like Trichocereus bridgesii or something similar. 

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Hi EG, 

Here's a picture of the same one after it had grown a bit.  As far as I know it's bridgesii and the bluish colour makes it seem so too, though I'm certainly no expert.

 

I'm working off memory of course, but I'm 99% sure it was an attached flower. I got my gf to come take a look at the time cos it was pretty cool to see, and just asked her about it and she remembers the same - I just had no idea it wasn't normal. I'm not pulling anyone's leg, so I guess it must have been an anomaly! Really wish I'd taken more photos. 

 

A second blessing from an incredible plant. 

 

Edit* I don't mean to say you're wrong or anything like that, the likelihood of you coming across this even if it was a rare occurrence is pretty high I imagine. Maybe I wasn't observant enough. 

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It looks like a Ligustrum flower that has landed on a Trichocereus.

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Just had someone reply in a facebook group with the same thing, attached his picture.

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Update: I now believe I was completely wrong, if someone wants to delete this please do. 

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LOL. Someone's just taking the piss outta you mate. Don't feel bad. 

 

 

The original pic is great though,  you musta been really perplexed with such a sight. It's sitting so perfectly upright LOL

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It was probably your GF all along :P

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Haha Halcyon I think you're right! She planted the elderberry around the corner that the flower is most likely from... Better keep a close eye on her :wink:

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