Opuntia indica

Use this forum to discuss matters relating to Cacti genera far too plentiful to enumerate. This is where one posts unknown plant photos for ID help.

Moderator: mcvansoest

Opuntia indica

Post Number:#1  Postby SC FM » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:31 pm

Here is a picture of my Opuntia indica. I have to trim it considerably to keep it in bounds.
Attachments
DSC03669 (1).JPG
DSC03669 (1).JPG (80.19 KiB) Viewed 116 times
SC FM
Ready to Bolt
 
Posts: 435
Joined: Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:17 pm
Location: Simpsonville, SC

Re: Opuntia indica

Post Number:#2  Postby Gee.S » Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:50 pm

Is this supposed to be different from O. ficus-indica?
Agave
"American aloe plant," 1797, from Greek Agaue, proper name in mythology (mother of Pentheus), from agauos "noble," perhaps from agasthai "wonder at".

"Some talk the talk, and others walk the walk, but we stalk the stalk"
User avatar
Gee.S
Site Admin
 
Posts: 5625
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:42 pm
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ

Re: Opuntia indica

Post Number:#3  Postby mcvansoest » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:14 pm

I think it would have to be O. ficus-indica iso O. indica as far as I am aware that is not an official species, but those pads are something if it is indeed O. ficus-indica.

However the shape of those pads make me think about a plant that is on the market as O. gomei 'Old Mexico'
It is what it is!
User avatar
mcvansoest
Moderator
 
Posts: 1110
Joined: Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:22 pm
Location: Mesa, Arizona, USA ie. Low Desert & Urban Heat Island

Re: Opuntia indica

Post Number:#4  Postby SC FM » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:07 am

I should have typed O. ficus indica. It was given to me as ficus indica but after mcvansoest posted and I googled it, I think that, indeed, it is Opuntia gomei 'Old Mexico'. Thanks mcvanoest for solving the species for me. People on here are so very knowledgeable, again thanks.
SC FM
Ready to Bolt
 
Posts: 435
Joined: Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:17 pm
Location: Simpsonville, SC


Previous topic Next topic

Return to Cactaceae Talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 14 guests