Cleistocactus samaipatanus: the cactus with an identity crisis

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  1. Chungii V

    Chungii V Active Member

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    This is a picture of Cleistocactus samaipatanus in flower. It's one of my favourites, the first 2 photos were last night the third this morning. I had to put a picture up after mentioning this plant in 2 previous threads. First was this one with a wayward snail:

    http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=46237

    At the time of my 1st post I had it named as Borzicactus samaipatanus. Here is why:
    It also appeared in my 'Too many names..' where I mentioned it can also be Bolivicereus croceus, Bolivicereus rufus, Bolivicereus brevicaulis, Borzicactus roseiflorus, Akersia roseiflora, Borzicactus samaipatanus, Bolivicereus samaipatanus.
    After doing a few searches I found that Cleistocactus is the most commonly used name.
     

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  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Very nice!
     
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    What gorgeous flowers!! Thanks for saving that poor snail too :)
     
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    Millet Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    It always a pleasure to see a well grown plant, especially when the plant is in flower. - Millet
     

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