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Amazon Shop: Peruvian Torch, San Pedro

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Offlineiamhimheisme
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peruvian torch?
    #2885844 - 07/13/04 01:46 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

found this at a local grocery store. thought it looked at least similar to pics ive seen of peruvian torch cacti. i dont know the first thing about identifying cacti but i figured it was worth a shot. can anyone help me out? if more description is needed just let me know, i dont know what the important details are at this point. anyways, heres a few pics, hope they help.





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Re: peruvian torch? [Re: iamhimheisme]
    #2885872 - 07/13/04 01:51 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

The rib shape and positioning of the spines on the aereoles looks good to me...
Wait for other opinions, but I think you got lucky with that one!


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Re: peruvian torch? [Re: iamhimheisme]
    #2886055 - 07/13/04 02:33 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

uh.....stetsonia coryne?

Edit: mebbe a stenocereus....


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Re: peruvian torch? [Re: iamhimheisme]
    #2886101 - 07/13/04 02:43 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I was thinking Stensonia coryne


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Re: peruvian torch? [Re: neuro]
    #2886179 - 07/13/04 02:59 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

yeah... looks like stetsonia to me but i might be wrong...


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Re: peruvian torch? [Re: felixhigh]
    #2886357 - 07/13/04 03:51 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Haha, that shows how much I know!! :laugh:

Sorry if I got your hopes up, iamhimheisme!


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Re: peruvian torch? [Re: iamhimheisme]
    #2886434 - 07/13/04 04:18 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

oh well, hopefully i'll have better luck next time. if one were so inclined could they graft peyote onto this cactus?


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Re: peruvian torch? [Re: Openminded]
    #2886441 - 07/13/04 04:20 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Common and easy to do mis-ID with this one for quite a lot of people.


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Re: peruvian torch? [Re: iamhimheisme]
    #2886463 - 07/13/04 04:26 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

One way you can tell is by looking at the spines. Pedro has small, short whitish spines. The spines on this one are too long and I see some dark ones. Another thing you look at is the ribs and the ribs are close to a pedro but kind of deeper in the valleys and more ribs than a pedro normally has for that size. You should be able to use it for grafting with no problem at all.


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Re: peruvian torch? [Re: Stonehenge]
    #2886493 - 07/13/04 04:37 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

good to hear about the grafting, at least my 5$ wont have gone to a purely ornamental cactus. by the way, i didnt think it was a pedro, ive had one of those before and know what they look like. i appreciate the info, thanks guys.


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Re: peruvian torch? [Re: Stonehenge]
    #2886567 - 07/13/04 05:02 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

The dead give away that its not a torch is the fuzzy white pads of spines.

Anyways, aside from that, the easiest way to tell the diffence is to compare alot of confirmed pictures of the real thing with other IDs on this forum (do a search, or just scroll back through this forum, its not hard to learn at all, most of us are self taught)..... You'll see alot of Cereus, stenocereus, stetsonia, myrtillocactus'.


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Re: peruvian torch? [Re: iamhimheisme]
    #2886870 - 07/13/04 06:39 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

stetsonias are not very good for grafting.


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Re: peruvian torch? [Re: HarveyWalbanger]
    #2886872 - 07/13/04 06:39 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Agreed, those are called areols and no peruvian I've ever seen has big white ones.


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Re: peruvian torch? [Re: HarveyWalbanger]
    #2889722 - 07/14/04 03:00 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

>The dead give away that its not a torch is the fuzzy white pads of spines.

I went and took a look at a couple pedro pups I'm getting ready to plant and they do have white aereoles but only near the tips. They aren't quite as large and fuzzy as the ones in the photo. Good eye.


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