Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa?

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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jan 2, 2016 12:06 AM CST
I've had this for years, but never knew the ID for it. Is this one Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa?
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Stush2019
Jan 2, 2016 1:48 PM CST
Just a wild guess. Texas Tree Cholla Cactus (Cylindropuntia imbricata). My record, I am seldom right. Sorry.
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jan 2, 2016 2:28 PM CST
Thanks, Stush. I looked it up. It looks pretty close except for the flower color. It's definitely orange and not pink.
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mcvansoest
Jan 10, 2016 10:44 AM CST
Hi Karen,

I think you might be right, but it is hard to say with 100% certainty from your picture.
It could also be C. versicolor, which has a variety of flower colors. In this case a careful look at a mature stem (so not one with flowers and vestigial leaves) might help - the spinage and shape of the sections are different. Any chance of a picture of that?
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Sempervivums
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plantmanager
Jan 10, 2016 11:25 AM CST
Hello Thijs, thanks for your comment. We travel between 2 places, and right now I'm not with this plant. When we go back I'll get new photos. Meanwhile I'll check the old ones to see if there is a better photo of the stems.
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