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Identification please
« on: December 05, 2012, 09:45:26 AM »
A friend has this cactus and is wondering which it is. Wondering if it is Queen of the Night?
Pat Toolan,
Keyneton,
South Australia

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Re: Identification please
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2012, 10:03:20 AM »
Hi Pat ,

yes it is Selenicereus grandiflorus = Queen of the Night

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Re: Identification please
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2012, 10:09:51 AM »
Thanks Hans. Now I will have to take a photo of a different leafed one that I was given a couple of weeks ago that is supposed to be Queen of the Night too.
Pat Toolan,
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South Australia

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Re: Identification please
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2012, 02:55:37 PM »
Thanks Hans. Now I will have to take a photo of a different leafed one that I was given a couple of weeks ago that is supposed to be Queen of the Night too.
Probably a Phyllocactus. They are also beautiful and sometimes mistaken for salenicereus.
By the way. Yours is amazing.
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Re: Identification please
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2012, 09:37:43 PM »
Not my plant. It has been with Hugh since his Aunt owned the old farmhouse - many years.
Here are the other two photos that Hugh sent.
And a photo of the new plant which was also called Queen of the Night.
You can see in the photos that Hugh lives in the Mid North of South Australia - sheep and crops - and the old stone home is located up on a knoll - very dry and hot in summer.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2012, 09:41:19 PM by arillady »
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Re: Identification please
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2012, 01:36:30 AM »
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Re: Identification please
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2012, 03:22:37 PM »
You are right Arnold. I should (do I mean) know better.  :-[   Epiphyllum is the correct name. It will take a few years until it flowers.
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Re: Identification please
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2013, 12:40:54 PM »
Dear Pat,
the plants might belong to the genus Selenicereus too.
http://cactiguide.com/cactus/?genus=Selenicereus
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Re: Identification please
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2013, 10:18:59 AM »
Epiphyllum doesn't take as long as Queen of the night. Just a year or two.
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Re: Identification please
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2013, 06:58:20 PM »
Could someone identify this please, we visited a garden this afternoon which was full of 'exotic' plants and the owner gave me a piece of this sedum/crassula but she didn't know what it was as it had been given to her!  The full plant was a good 50cms across in a spidery whorl of stems.
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Re: Identification please
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2013, 09:27:19 AM »
Could it be a named variety of Sedum tetractinum perhaps?
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Re: Identification please
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2013, 04:35:25 PM »
That's a a possibility, Brian  - it's a bit on the sparse side,  though if it's from an older, sprawly plant that's not a deal breaker.  Certainly a good red if it stays like that.
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Re: Identification please
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2013, 06:06:40 PM »
Looks very much like my sedum tetractinum Coral Reef.

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« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2013, 10:06:40 PM »
Thanks John, I had come to the conclusion it might be that one and your agreement nails it for me  ;)
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Re: Identification please
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2016, 11:55:50 AM »
I hope Pat doesn't mind if I tag onto this thread.

Can anyone identify this succulent please?         

Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga   ... further leaves are now flattened and slightly forked so it seems to be the cultivar 'Takbok' originating from the Bathurst District, Eastern Cape. 
« Last Edit: August 08, 2016, 12:23:24 AM by ashley »
Ashley Allshire, Cork, Ireland

 


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