Opuntia IDs Please?

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Opuntia IDs Please?

Post by habanerocat » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:45 pm

Having a spring clean from the back shelf of the greenhouse.
Might as well try get these named if anybody can help.
I'm no expert on Opuntia.
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1.
Came from an offset many years ago.
Doesn't grow much. Parts die off, other bits sprout.
4 inch pot.
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2.
Grown from a mixed pack of seeds over 20 years ago.
Main stem died back during the hard frosts a number of years ago.
As you can see it's making a comeback.
6 inch pot.
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Could be 30-40 years old at this stage (gift from a neighbour).
Main stem also died during the frost.
Must be 4 feet high again now.
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Re: Opuntia IDs Please?

Post by ralphrmartin » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:58 pm

Last one looks like Opuntia leptocaulis, perhaps.
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Re: Opuntia IDs Please?

Post by Phil_SK » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:02 pm

The first one's a Tunilla.
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Post by Paul in Essex » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:33 pm

Middle one might be Cylindropuntia imbricata - I have a plant acquired under that name that has almost identical spination.

Then again, it might not, a lot of those are awfully similar.
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Re: Opuntia IDs Please?

Post by habanerocat » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:51 pm

Many thanks for the help above.
Some great pointers......
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