bared or banded columnar

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bared or banded columnar

Post Number:#1  Postby abborean » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:12 am

Got these from a friend that had them in his family for a few generations. The old growth has a completely different growth habit from the new which I'm growing outside. I know it's tough without a flower but was curious about an ID. Never saw a barred columnar in my limited cactus experience but it may be a common trait to ya'll. Thanks for looking.
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Re: bared or banded columnar

Post Number:#2  Postby Spination » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:25 pm

I'm not saying this is what it is, but I had something similar (still do, but had to do a shortening procedure on it due to rot) that I got as "Peruvian Apple Pear Cactus"......
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Re: bared or banded columnar

Post Number:#3  Postby mcvansoest » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:10 pm

Don,

I got the two cuttings you sent me and having looked at them I agree with Spiny that it looks a lot like some kind of Cereus, but not quite sure which one (the taxonomy is rather muddled to begin with), and I while I have seen many that have those 'bands' as actual features of the shape of the plant (sorry I am tired and cannot find better words to describe what I mean), I have so far not seen any that actually have strong color banding as well. I have them under 50% shade cloth trying to get them rooted, but it will be interesting to see what happens to them as they adjust to the VOTS climate and more sun.
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Re: bared or banded columnar

Post Number:#4  Postby abborean » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:47 am

these were house plants before I got them and looked like the "trunk" in the lower left of the pic. Would appreciate seeing what they eventually look like in the VOTS. Thanks
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