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Re: From Germany

Post by Ray_M » Fri May 15, 2009 7:26 pm

Smashing photos Winston,thanks for taking the time to share them.What's the wonderful prickly thing in the second picture?Cheers,Ray.
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Re: From Germany

Post by Josse » Fri May 15, 2009 10:57 pm

Beautiful plant show! I've really enjoyed your pictures, in particular the fat ones. Liked that excellent grown Adenia glauca-real ruler I'd say..::o
Thanks Winston.

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Re: From Germany

Post by kaowinston » Sat May 16, 2009 9:01 pm

Hello Ray

All I know is that it is an Opuntia. When I took that photo in Munich there was no label attached. I am hoping that someone outhere will come up with the answer.
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Re: From Germany

Post by kaowinston » Sat May 16, 2009 9:06 pm

Hello Josse

That is the reason why I mentioned Exotica Nursery. They have some some absolutely superb fat-plants. I have visited a few times, and it is reallly an education.
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Re: From Germany

Post by lancer99 » Sun May 17, 2009 5:55 am

I would hazard a guess, based on the color and spacing of the spines, that it's Cylindropuntia molesta, but I'm usually wrong :)

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Re: From Germany

Post by Tony R » Sun May 17, 2009 10:26 am

I would agree with Cylindropuntia molesta - my specimens aren't as big as this though! It makes a very attractive plant if you "bonsai" it, and it flowers.
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Re: From Germany

Post by kaowinston » Sun May 17, 2009 5:08 pm

Hello Tony

You could be right. I have had a look at google and came up with some similiar variations. The one problem I had with th C. molesta I saw, was that the spines were not as golden coloured as the one I saw in Munich.
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