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Old June 14th, 2008, 11:10 PM
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Spiral cactus

Does anyone know the species (or genus) of this twisty plant that someone photographed in Chile?
http://www.pbase.com/plants_etc/image/23300770
It might not be a native of Chile.
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Old June 15th, 2008, 03:30 AM
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Re: Spiral cactus

Cereus forbesii var. spiraliforme
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Old June 15th, 2008, 01:42 PM
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Re: Spiral cactus

Thanks.

There don't appear to be any spines in the photo i posted, but the Cereus has noticeable spines: http://www.cactus-art.biz/schede/CER...iraliforme.htm

Could it be a different species?
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Re: Spiral cactus

Could be...but very interesting plant...

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Old June 15th, 2008, 06:01 PM
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Re: Spiral cactus

I believe it could be an Echinocereus. Several species have very little spination and deep ribs. A picture of the flower would be best for ID as many cacti come in many forms, Echino's have very distinct and elaborate flowers.
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