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Jan 27, 2016 12:04 PM CST
Uhm...I am the absolute worse at listing Latin names. No matter how many times people explain it I don't get it. Couldn't tell you a species from a genius if my life depended on it because I just plant 'cacti' and grow them. I'm not a botantist...no offense to those who are and are immensely smarter than myself. Thank goodness for them!
But I do know what this plant is called . It is called oputina microdasys v. 'funny bunny.'
I call it prickly pear, v. funny bunny and very painful due to the glochids that never seem to come out of your skin for a week!
If you wish to add it or use it please do. It is a plant that lives in zone 9b, low Sonoran desert in Casa Grande, AZ. It is my neighbor's plant and it is about 15 years old more or less.
Thanks for your consideration.
Jan 27, 2016 1:15 PM CST
|Here's the database entry for Funny Bunny (Opuntia microdasys 'Monstrose') Hope you will upload some of your great photos!|
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Jan 27, 2016 5:46 PM CST
|AgaveGirl, in the future, if you simply type in the simplest form of your plant, you will likely find it quickly in the database. In this instance, I searched the database for Funny Bunny and got 4 hits, your cactus and 3 totally different plants. From that screen, you can simply click on the proper entry and then add your photos easily. I have actually found it more difficult to search by botanical name because the likelihood of misspelling is much higher. Hope that helps.|
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Jan 28, 2016 8:31 AM CST
|Yes! Thanks Wasn't sure if I had to put in 'prickly pear' or 'opuntia' or 'funny bunny' so I get all messed up. Forget genus, species, etc. |
Now what do I do if I don't know specifically what this plant is? Say for example, I know it is a 'prickly pear' or 'opuntia' but not a funny bunny? Which name would be best to type in and in what spot?
Jan 28, 2016 8:47 AM CST
|Prickly Pears (Opuntia) (Opuntia)|
The above link goes to the "parent plant" for Opuntias. If you know a plant is an Opuntia, but don't which species or cultivar it is, you can always put pictures in that entry.