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Can anyone identify this cacti?

  1. Mar 11, 2015 #1
    What is the name of this cactus i have?
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  3. Mar 11, 2015 #2

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    Pincushion.
     
  4. Mar 11, 2015 #3
    cactus1.JPG but its mother plant looks something like this.
     
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    Or, one of the "barrels."
     
  6. Mar 11, 2015 #5
    if it is a barrel then why its mother doesnt have as much spines as a barrel?
     
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    There are more species of "barrel" than one, just as there are more species of pincushion than one.
     
  8. Mar 11, 2015 #7
    what is the scientific name of a barrel?
     
  9. Mar 11, 2015 #8
    ferrocactus?
     
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  11. Mar 11, 2015 #10
    I suppose it belongs to the Echnopsis genera?
     
  12. Mar 11, 2015 #11

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    Looking at it, I'd call it "ferro." No color to very robust, vicious, sparse, spines on pronounced ribs.
     
  13. Mar 11, 2015 #12
    do these round cacti become pillars after many years?
     
  14. Mar 12, 2015 #13

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    What color are the flower petals? red==very likely genus Ferrocactus. Flowers and fruit pods are the best way to identify cactus.
     
  15. Mar 12, 2015 #14
    No flowers till now :(
     
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