Austrocylindropuntia subulata subsp. exaltata (A. Berger) D.R. Hunt (syn: Austrocylindropuntia exaltata (A. Berger) Backeb.; Opuntia exaltata A. Berger; Opuntia subulata var. exaltata (A. Berger) G.D. Rowley);
Euphorbia Cactus for ID : Nairobi,Kenya : 311012 : AK-2: 6 images.
Height was about 6-8 feet.
It was really amazing to see a Sunbird make a nest in the prickles.
Euphorbia and cacti are two different animals… ()
Is it possible to check this one too? Pair of spines makes me think it could be Euphorbia.
Its surely primitive Cactaceae… Opuntia, see fruit
After getting the clue of Opuntia, I did a further search.
The closest I could come to is Cane Cactus, Opuntia cylindrica.
This is my post from Nairobi. A Sunbird had made a nest in it.
yes. pic 2 has the beginning of the flat palm of the hand like opuntia “leaf” and lush green “bud” for lack of an appropriate name.
Thanks … Frankly, I am not familiar with cactii.
Looking at your plants, they look different from mine. It could be because of difference in vegetative phase – but I am totally naive about these.
I agree with you. the thorns size placement and density. the tubular structure. the branching pattern and underground spreading in your pictures seem different and unique
My plant is obviously different.
… post just reminded me of this post.
To me, it looks closer to Cane Cactus, Opuntia cylindrica.
i don’t think its an opuntia. just as different cancers // tomors behave differently. look different. grow differently. opuntia grows differently. its not this
Thanks … Let us hope you too would get ID soon for your posted plant.
Also check with Austrocylindropuntia subulata
Thanks … Looks close.
Can we check for Opuntia exalta A. Berger? Or its a Syn?
Austrocylindropuntia subulata subsp. exaltata (A.Berger) D.R.Hunt is the synonym for Opuntia exaltata A.Berger.
To me also appear close to images of Opuntia exalta at