found in Fuerteventura
Woo scary wouldnt want to sit on it!! looks part of the cactus family??
29 Jul, 2009
this plant has no spikes the colour is genuine the photo has not been enhanced.
Interestingly, there are many Cacti that do NOT have spikes, and equally so, Cacti originally had leaves (look at my avatar photo).
As to it's identity, er . . . . . give me a year or two (smile).
Sorry I cant find it in my Cactus book or in my book of the Flora of the Canaries.
where was it growing?
I've been unable to find it either in my books or on the web
But it could also actually be a form of saxifrage rather than a cactus - trouble is, there are thousands and thousands of those.
A closer shot would help to get further characteristics and possible scale too. Many Euphorbias in the caput medusae section resemble this type of form. A few Caralluma's in the milkweed family also have this look.
As mentioned above, there are a number of spineless cacti too. Are these stems? or closely packed leaves along the stems or indeed very elongated leaves forming a dense mound? you don't say.
1 Aug, 2009
hope this helps, yes it has milk sap
Most seem to be plumping for the Cactus family but I wonder about other succulents such as stonecrops(Such as Sedums) but I really don't know. I'm sure someone will come up with the name soon.
It would appear to appear to look something like EUPHORBIA MAMMILLARIS or a member of that group.
2 Aug, 2009
As Andrea- says it's that, plus VARIEGATA, but it still leaves some leeway I don't think I'd order it in the post, but I'm going to get it, 'cause it's a must 'ave for me.
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