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New Zealand

November 7, 2013
8:11 PM

Post #9704441

Cactus ID, please

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Charleston, SC
(Zone 9a)

November 7, 2013
8:35 PM

Post #9704466

I used to have one of those, although mine was in a very large pot indoors (and had reached the ceiling w/no where left to go). Yours is very beautiful, btw.

Not positive, but I think it may be a cereus, maybe this one:

If you don't get a definite ID in this forum, you might want to ask in the Cacti and Succulents Forum. The folks over there will know the answer for sure.
(Zone 10a)

November 8, 2013
4:34 PM

Post #9704962

Definitely a Cereus, but I'd like to see a flower before committing to a species name.


New Zealand

November 8, 2013
4:52 PM

Post #9704975

DreamOfSpring, Kaelkitty,
Thank you for you input!

This Cereus is growing in a friend's garden,
and I will have to wait for it to flower - to be sure to be sure!
But I think it is C. peruvianus

This message was edited Nov 9, 2013 1:57 PM


New Zealand

November 12, 2013
1:55 AM

Post #9707244

I will put 'Solved' on this one for - now until a flower appears


Valley of the Sun, AZ
(Zone 9b)

December 4, 2013
9:18 AM

Post #9721279

Cereus peruvianus is a grayer green than this one. And is also a invalid epithet. It is now considered to be a synonym of Cereus repandus. Seeing that the epidermis is a lighter green, the areolae are facing upward at a 45 degree angle, the branches are growing out at about a 30 degree angle and the spines are longer than 1/4 inch... Those attributes all indicate that it's Cereus hildmannianus ssp. uruguayanus, a very common landscape/yard plant. Also notice the shallow pleats above each areole.


New Zealand

December 4, 2013
3:27 PM

Post #9721472

Xenomorf, thank you for your great expertise!
I would have to agree .

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