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Need an identification of this please...

bernieh

By Bernieh


Need an identification of this please... (Stapelia)

Does anyone know what this spiky little one might be? - found it growing in the nursery when I started clearing out in there today?.



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cant help sorry. its kinda cool looking tho

15 Feb, 2009

 

Thanks Irish and Marguerite - I'm really stuck with this one. I have no idea where it came from and it has a most unusual growth habit, snaking around like that!

15 Feb, 2009

 

It ought to be called the Snake Cactus :o)

15 Feb, 2009

 

Bernieh:

It looks like a species of Euphorbia or if not, in the Euphorbiaceae family.

17 Feb, 2009

 

Thanks for the suggestion Delonix. I will do a bit of research and see what I can find out.

17 Feb, 2009

 

Good luck!

18 Feb, 2009

 

Huernia aspera is your answer I believe or variation of it.

18 Feb, 2009

 

Don't know what it is but looks like a crooss between a cucumder and a snake! Sorry, I guess that wasn't very helpful!

18 Feb, 2009

 

Paul isn't sure whether to eat it as salad, or sit cross-legged and play tunes to it. :o)

18 Feb, 2009

 

Now thats a good image TT! (whoever Paul is)

18 Feb, 2009

 

I agree ~ whoever Paul is. Lol.

18 Feb, 2009

 

Me, that's who Paul is! I'll have to take the first option TT as I think my back and legs are too sore to sit cross legged!!!! Hard days work in one of my customer's gardens today. It came as a bit of a shock after taking it relatively easy over the winter!

18 Feb, 2009

 

Yes, the first full day's work on the garden after winter does exhaust you, and I reckon even more so when working for someone else. Have a hot bath :o)

18 Feb, 2009



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