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while we are on the subject of cacti

Monique Reed monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu
Tue Nov 6 16:51:42 EST 2001

I think your spiny leafy one is Pereskea (or maybe it's Pereskia).

M. Reed

"I Don't Like Spam!" wrote:
> OK, it has been a while since I collected cacti.... I don't think I
> have any of the few references that I had at one time.
> What are the common and scientific names of the primitive, leafy,
> shrub form cacti, not uncommon in yards in South America? I'm talking
> about a true member of the cactus family, not a euphorb. Also a spiny
> plant with deciduous leaves; not a leaf-like epiphytic cactus. (damn,
> can't remember any of those names anymore)
> At one time I had a small specimen. I would like to get something like
> this to put in my south-facing window at work here in sunny Atlanta,
> Georgia (full sun most of the day on the windowsill). Would this be a
> good idea for or not, due to photoperiod, etc.?
> Just looking for something unique for my window. One of a couple
> candidates I'm thinking of right now.

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