Anyone Know This Cactus?

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by hortiphoto, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. hortiphoto

    hortiphoto Active Member

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    This cactus was photographed in a garden in Christchurch, New Zealand. It had formed a large clump on a sandy bank near the coast. The short flowers and segmented pattern on the stems looks distinctive but I could recognize it. Any ideas?
     

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    hortiphoto Active Member

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    I now think it's most likely Austrocylindropuntia cylindrica.
     
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    mandarin Active Member 10 Years

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    Seems like a good guess.
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I'm interested to see the name. I thought it looked like Opuntia, but i know so little about cacti and didn't know there really were cylindrical ones.
     
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