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Old 09-17-2016, 05:12 PM
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ID this cactus please?


Just came across this cactus and better yet than taking a pup, I found a fruit.
What cactus is this?
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Old 09-18-2016, 01:52 PM
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Hi Marina -
When I lived in S.FL, I rented a house that had a large, columnar cactus in the front yard,
which looked very much like the one in your pic. I was told that it was "Cereus peruvianus",
but in the intervening years, I've read several articles which made me doubt that as a "proper" botanic ID,
Here is a link to just such an article:
Cereus Peruvianus -The Least and Best Known Cactus


So maybe that's not correct, but maybe it's at least a starting point for further research?
By the way, that linked site (Cactus Guide) does have a nice database of photos and descriptions that might be of additional help.
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Old 09-18-2016, 02:50 PM
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Sure enough, I am sure it is what you say, it matches the fruit appearance and taste too, thank you zuzu!!
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Old 09-18-2016, 03:40 PM
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You are very welcome - hope you have good fortune growing from those seeds!!
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