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This is a discussion on noid cactus within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; Originally Posted by max A friend of mine you has been growing cactus for many ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by max View Post
    A friend of mine you has been growing cactus for many years says its a Borzicactus of some sort but like you said I don't know if they changed it to a different classification, still its a very nice looking plant and I would love to get my hands on one to add to my collection of cacti (thats growing as fast if not faster then my orchid collection is)
    This was a purchase from one of the big box stores and has been one of the easier cactus to raise, blooms off and on all spring and summer. I have it in a hanging pot since it seems to grow in a more pendant fashion.

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    I don't grow cactus but I'm crazy about that bloom!

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    Love this cactus bloom!

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    That bloom is lovely. I have seen more unidentified cactus species which has a wonderful blooms. Trichocereus, Gaura, Psilostrophe these cactus blooms looks like virtual. They are awesome in colors.

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    I have a huge one of these growing in the greenhouse and Ian's right, that cactus used to be known as Hildewinteria aureispina. However, the genus was scrapped in 2006 and the plants belonging to it were bundled into Cleistocactus, so now it's known as Cleistocactus winteri. Orchid growers often complain about taxonomy changes (Odontoglossum to Lemboglossum, etc...) but what we suffer is nothing compared to what the poor cactus growers have to go through. Taxonomy of succulents and cacti in particular is a real mess and in constant flux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by serama View Post
    I have a huge one of these growing in the greenhouse and Ian's right, that cactus used to be known as Hildewinteria aureispina. However, the genus was scrapped in 2006 and the plants belonging to it were bundled into Cleistocactus, so now it's known as Cleistocactus winteri. Orchid growers often complain about taxonomy changes (Odontoglossum to Lemboglossum, etc...) but what we suffer is nothing compared to what the poor cactus growers have to go through. Taxonomy of succulents and cacti in particular is a real mess and in constant flux.
    thanks for the update, the book I use as a reference is over 20 years old, i would not agree with the cleitocactus name, I'm not doubting you, it's just that this one grows like a weed for me and every cleisto I ever tried to grow rotted on me in no time. yes cactus names are a mess, just when you learn the new name it's changed. thanks for your post

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    I totally agree. The genetic data may indicate that from an evolutionary point of view it belongs to the same branch of the phylogenetic tree as Cleistocactus, but all you need to do is to actually look at the plant to see that from an anatomical point of view it looks sooooooo different from all the other Cleistocactus species that it surely should be placed into a separate genus. Mine is still labelled Hildewinteria aureispina and I don't think I'll be changing that label in a hurry.

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