Monday, January 24, 2011

Question for the Hive Mind: Cactus IDs

I'm either sick or underslept to the point of feeling sick on Sunday evening as I write this, so I don't have it in me to write very much. I've had these photos for a long time, and have been meaning to go to or somewhere and try to come up with IDs so I could use them for List posts, but I never did. If you have a guess on any of them, leave it in the comments. Or keep it to yourself. Whatever.

I, meanwhile, am going to go to bed early and hope that I'm just tired. It doesn't feel like tired -- every joint and muscle is achy, I have a headache, my face feels hot, my eyes and mouth are dry -- but this has happened before, once or twice a year for several years, and if I'm sick, it's the kind of sick that twelve straight hours of sleep usually cures.

There will be a mashup this afternoon; I wrote that post already.

Cactus NOID no. 5.

Cactus NOID no. 6. (Cephalocereus sp.?) Espostoa lanata?

Cactus NOID no. 7; Ferocactus sp.

Cactus NOID no. 8.

Cactus NOID no. 9. (Gymnocalycium?) Echinopsis sp.

Cactus NOID no. 10.

Cactus NOID no. 11. (Mammillaria sp.?) Echinocereus sp.

Cactus NOID no. 12 (tagged Ferocactus sp.).

Cactus NOID no. 13. (Melocactus sp.?)

Cactus NOID no. 14; Mammillaria sp.

Cactus NOID no. 15, with fruit; Mammillaria sp.

Cactus NOID no. 16; Mammillaria sp.


Peter said...

The baby ferocactuses are tough to ID that young, and there are so many mammillarias that we don't even ID all ours at the store. But I can see you do have what is probably an Espostoa lanata.

NotSoAngryRedHead said...

Cactus NOID no. 11: Echinocereus sp. (reichenbachii?)

Ya, you seem to have a lot of mammillarias and ferocactuses, and they're really hard to distinguish. You might have some hybrids which makes it even trickier.

Tom said...

14-16 are all Mammillarias, 9 looks like some sort of Echinopsis maybe, and now I'm mad because I've seen #5 a million times and can't remember who it is.

Nancy in Sun Lakes AZ said...

I believe #7 is a gymnocalycium of some kind.

Nancy in Sun Lakes AZ said...

I changed my mind! I think #7 is a ferocactus, not a gymnocalcium as I thought before. Oh dear, I'm not very good at identifying them.

Tigerdawn said...

I don't know what any of them are but I think the last one is adorable.

Anonymous said...

Number 13 is definitely not a Melocactus, as Melocactus have a cephalium, which your plant doesn't appear to have. I'm also pretty sure that Melocacti never have yellow flowers like that. They are usually small and pink.