Plant ID forum: What plant is this?

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Jaimyc
Feb 25, 2018 1:51 PM CST
Hello, I received this plant as a gift and nobody seems to know what kind of plant it is! It seems to have thorns and little hairs like a cactus but I can't find it in any cactus database... I am in BC Canada if it helps...
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plantladylin
Feb 25, 2018 2:57 PM CST
I wonder if it could be a type of Pachypodium? We have a few in our database with photos to compare: https://garden.org/plants/brow...
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Baja_Costero
Feb 25, 2018 6:29 PM CST
Not a Pachypodium. I don't know of any with hair like that, and their spines usually come in 2s or 3s. But an interesting suggestion given the other features.

Maybe Pereskia? Out of my range of experience. There are a few "primitive" cacti with leaves and spines.
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Ursula
Feb 25, 2018 6:43 PM CST
Pereskia was the first thing that came to my mind also.
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Ursula
Feb 25, 2018 6:55 PM CST
I found this on Pereskiopsis.
http://www.cactiguide.com/foru...
If you scroll down to the last picture you see similar hairy growth on a new shoot.

Pereskiopsis spathulata perhaps?
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