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by Zenith on July 22, 2006 12:35 AM
I know these two are Barrel Cactus but what what are these ones called ?
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The other one I'm not sure I don't know the name at all now.

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I'm going to replant this one into a better pot with fresh cacti potting mix soon.
by Tonya on July 22, 2006 02:02 AM
The second looks like a jade plant? I think [dunno]

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by Zenith on July 22, 2006 03:07 AM
That's it [flower] [flower] [grin] [flower] [flower]
[muggs]
Thanks [wavey]
by Tonya on July 22, 2006 04:37 AM
WOW!! I got one right??? [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] This place is paying off! [grin]

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by Zenith on July 22, 2006 02:19 PM
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Originally posted by Tonya:
This place is paying off! [grin]
Sure is [grin] [kissies]
by margaret e. pell on July 22, 2006 05:25 PM
That is a truely beautiful jade! The second cactus, with the cephalum, is probably a melocactus of some sort. The flowers will come from that top part. The first could be so many things. Has it ever flowered? If so, where did the flowers come from (right from the growth point, from a little lower down, a lot lower down) and what did the flower stems look like (hairy, spiny, naked), and what color? Cacti are classified primarilly by their flower morphology. Until it blooms, you won't be certain of the species. Here are 2 good sites to look around on to help you find a genus. Even if you can't, they've got a lot of info and are fun to browse!

http://cactiguide.com
http://www.deserttropicals.com

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by Zenith on July 22, 2006 11:03 PM
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That is a truely beautiful jade!
[Smile]
I have now replanted it as it was due for it so it will be better off now.

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Has it ever flowered? If so, where did the flowers come from (right from the growth point, from a little lower down, a lot lower down) and what did the flower stems look like (hairy, spiny, naked), and what color?
I think it has I’m not sure it was quite some time ago, if it’s the one I’m thinking of it was directly from the growth point and they were very short with little fleshy type stems, the color of the flower was yellow.

Thanks for both of those site links [Smile] [flower] I haven't come across them in my search for information.
by margaret e. pell on July 24, 2006 01:27 PM
Hi again. I've looked around in my books and I believe the first cactus falls into one of these geni (my son, the Latin student assures me that's the correct plural of genus); echinocactus, ferocactus, or parodia. Ferocactus generally (but not always) have stouter spines. Good luck looking!

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by Zenith on July 25, 2006 01:43 PM
Thanks margaret e. pell [Smile] [wavey]
by Zenith on July 29, 2006 06:02 PM
I found the name of the 1st Barrel Cactus Echinocactus grusonii "Golden Barrel Cactus" [flower] [flower] http://www.cactuscenter.com/transplanting.html
it can grow big http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Cactaceae/Echinocactus_grusonii.html Cylindrical, slowly growing to 3 feet tall (90 cm), 3 feet in diameter
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So I have a Golden Jade Tree (Crassula ovata ‘Sunset’) a Echinocactus grusonii "Golden Barrel Cactus" and the other I'm not sure yet.

I will have to take a picture of the 3 of them again latter on and post it, the Barrel Cactus look healthier now. [grin] [flower]
by weezie13 on July 29, 2006 11:33 PM
Zenith [thumb]

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by Zenith on July 29, 2006 11:48 PM
Thanks weezie13 [muggs]
by papito on July 30, 2006 02:53 AM
The second Barrel Cactus looks like Ferocactus glaucescens.

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by Zenith on July 30, 2006 03:38 PM
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The second cactus, with the cephalum, is probably a melocactus of some sort. The flowers will come from that top part.
From the site about the Ferocactus glaucescens.
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Colorful summer flowers stand in solitude atop their stems.
It doesn't have a cephalum and when it has flowered it has been from the cephalum not the stems.
Thanks for trying to identify it though [Smile] [wavey] [flower]

I think I'm getting closer to knowing what it is, so it must be a melocactus of some sort like margaret e. pell said and I did some looking and found this.
http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Cactaceae/Melocactus.html
So many to look at and I don't see it yet.

Maybe this is it http://www.cactustropicalgarden.com/photos/part_2/macro/pages/27.html
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maybe the Melocactus mantanzanus I think it could be that's Exactly how it looks when it flowers [flower]
http://www.f-lohmueller.de/cactus/Melocactus/gf_mel1.htm
http://www.f-lohmueller.de/cactus/Melocactus/imf_mel14.htm

a large one so this is how it will look when it's older http://www.southampton.bcss.org.uk/ShowC1.html
http://www.southampton.bcss.org.uk/images/image002.jpg
by Zenith on July 30, 2006 03:44 PM
I had more of a look and I think this is in fact it
Melocactus oreas
http://cactiguide.com/cactus/?genus=Melocactus&species=oreas
http://cactiguide.com/graphics/m_oreas_600.jpg
That's the closest looking one I have found yet.
The body and spines look the same with the cephalum and flowers.
by weezie13 on July 30, 2006 03:56 PM
Snagged it!!! [thumb]

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
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by Zenith on July 30, 2006 03:58 PM
Thanks weezie13 [wavey]

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