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Name: Arif Masud
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KAMasud
Nov 15, 2012 11:02 PM CST

Where do I place these in the database?
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Masud.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Nov 15, 2012 11:21 PM CST
Masud are you sure your cactus isn't Opuntia robusta

I think Opuntia robusta monstrosa is a mutant form of your cactus.
http://opuntiarobustamonstrosa...
http://www.opuntias.co.uk/pres...

Nice plant you have there. The blooms are gorgeous. The buds are just as colorful as the blooms. Lovey dubby
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zuzu
Nov 15, 2012 11:25 PM CST

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You can add the photo to this entry, Masud.

Prickly Pear (Opuntia robusta 'Monstrosa')
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zuzu
Nov 15, 2012 11:29 PM CST

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I'm not sure, Lynn. You may be right, but a lot of these resemble Masud's plant.

https://www.google.com/search?...
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Horntoad
Nov 15, 2012 11:40 PM CST
It doesn't seem to match either to me. The Opuntia robusta photos I see online have very round pads, and Masud's are mostly elongated.

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Name: Arif Masud
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KAMasud
Nov 16, 2012 12:37 AM CST

Got two more Opuntia's but they will be easy. One has yellow thorns and one white. Let me take a few pics.
Thank you zuzu.
Rounded pads, these elongated pads are more common in this area I have yet to see a rounded one.
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Masud.
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Paul2032
Nov 16, 2012 3:23 AM CST
I am far from being an expert but agree with Lynn that it is Opuntia robusta and not the montrose form. Google Opuntia robusta and the pictures look like Masud's..........When I look at the definition of a montrose plant I do not see the montrose growth here. Just my opinion....
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SongofJoy
Nov 16, 2012 3:29 AM CST
No, it doesn't appear to be the monstrose form.
I garden for the pollinators.

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Dutchlady1
Nov 16, 2012 5:03 AM CST
I agree

Name: Arif Masud
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KAMasud
Nov 16, 2012 7:57 AM CST
Blinking It has to be something. Cannot be a being without coming from a being?
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Masud.
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SongofJoy
Nov 16, 2012 8:12 AM CST
nodding Yes, it just doesn't appear to be a "monstrose" form of anything.
I garden for the pollinators.
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plantladylin
Nov 16, 2012 9:36 AM CST
It sure is a beautiful plant! I'm not good at comparing photo's but it reminds me of Opuntia monacantha:

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Nov 16, 2012 9:51 AM CST
That looks very close, if not it. Smiling
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valleylynn
Nov 16, 2012 9:58 AM CST
Here is a great photo of Opuntia robusta http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/...

Hurray! I found this site Masud. http://cactiguide.com/cactus/?...
Name: Arif Masud
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KAMasud
Nov 16, 2012 12:14 PM CST
Thanks Lynn, I am a member but forgot about the site. *Blush* Robusta is round while Tee is correct, mine is not.
All Opuntia seem to have yellow flowers? Sad
Opuntia anacantha.
Opuntia bravoana.
Opuntia caracassana .
Opuntia chisosensis.
Opuntia dillenii .
Opuntia ficus-indica. Confused
Now all can check the above Opuntias and take a vote please and yes its not a monstrose, agreed Tee. Thumbs up
Regards,
Masud.
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SongofJoy
Nov 16, 2012 12:26 PM CST
All Opuntias do not have yellow flowers, if that's the question.
I garden for the pollinators.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Nov 16, 2012 4:58 PM CST
I agree
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Nov 16, 2012 9:14 PM CST
It was a statement, most Opuntias seem to have yellow flowers.
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Now the images should be giving comprehensive data. I like Janets bi-spinnossa but its you all that decide.
Regards,
Masud.
PS. That Kalanchoe at the foot of the Opuntia is used for blood pressure, diabetes.
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Nov 16, 2012 9:23 PM CST

Plants Admin

How did Janet come into this conversation? Did you ask her in the Plant ID forum? I'll accept anything Janet says, but there is no Opuntia bi-spinnossa.
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Nov 16, 2012 9:42 PM CST

zuzu i am new but it seems that there is some kind of post tracking system built in at ATP. Some where all posts that I make are noted down and they just know. Shrug! Maybe on the home page at the bottom end the latest posts are tallied, never used it myself.
Regards,
Masud.

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