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Aug 30, 2015 10:45 PM CST
Name: Myriam Vandenberghe
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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I have several cacti and succulents from the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro which had no labels.
I know very little about this plant group..
Could this be Ferocactus glaucescens?
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Aug 30, 2015 11:23 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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They seem to look more like Echinocactus grusonii.
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Aug 30, 2015 11:36 PM CST
Name: Myriam Vandenberghe
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Bee Lover Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Frogs and Toads Ferns I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Birds Plant Identifier
Thanks Tarev! Yes, that looks much like it too, strange how cacti so similar in appearance belong to another genus, that shows how little I know about them..
A pity I didn't take close-ups..
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Aug 31, 2015 9:47 AM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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I took some photos recently of that cacti at the Arizona Cactus Garden in Stanford, CA ..really lovely..here is what I got for comparison:
Thumb of 2015-08-31/tarev/859960 Thumb of 2015-08-31/tarev/5e4d11

Then years ago I saw them nicely growing too at the Getty Center cactus garden in Los Angeles:
Thumb of 2015-08-31/tarev/225679 Thumb of 2015-08-31/tarev/64a4e3

They are intriguingly prickly and so pretty Lovey dubby
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Sep 1, 2015 1:09 AM CST
Name: Myriam Vandenberghe
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Bee Lover Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Frogs and Toads Ferns I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Birds Plant Identifier
Echinocactus grusonii looks like a good match Tarev, you made some excellent captures of this beauty! Thumbs up
Thank You!
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