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Contest 43: Opuntiads

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Contest 43: Opuntiads

Postby CoronaCactus » Thu May 06, 2010 7:21 pm

Welcome contest goers!
Most of you already know, but my favorite genera is, you guessed it...Opuntiads! So you knew a contest about them was coming at some point ;)

Theme:
This month is Opuntiads
This topic reaches out to all the species found within the subfamily of Opuntia.

This includes:
Opuntia
Cylindropuntia
Austrocylindropuntia
Brasiliopuntia
Consolea
Cumulopuntia
Grusonia/Corynopuntia
Maihuenia
Maihueniopsis
Micropuntia
Miqueliopuntia
Quiabentia
Tacinga
Tephrocactus/Puna
Tunilla
...


Show em if ya got em!

Note:
Remember, along with each contest is a seperate thread for discussion and posting all your "other" pics :) Click here

Prize:
To the winner goes, A $10 gift certificate towards any CoronaCactus Nursery purchase. (Plants, tools, Pots, labels, etc.)
NOTE: For members outside of the USA non-plant prizes can only be awarded.

Deadline:
for submissions will be Sunday May 16th, 2010


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Good Luck to all!!

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Postby Saguaro123 » Fri May 07, 2010 4:50 am

Opuntia hill, along HWY 101 in Ventura County.
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Postby peterb » Fri May 07, 2010 5:56 am

Opuntia erinacea ursina, Meadview:

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Postby Arjen » Fri May 07, 2010 8:04 am

austrocylindropuntia subulata monstrose

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Postby daiv » Fri May 07, 2010 1:59 pm

Sooo hard to pick for this one.

In the end, I figured I would go with this pic of O. fragilis growing at Jeffers Petroglyphs.

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Postby MildBill » Fri May 07, 2010 3:34 pm

World's tallest O. undulata in Val Verde, Texas.

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Postby hablu » Fri May 07, 2010 4:26 pm

I love Opuntia's
O. imbricata above all.
Harry

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Austrocylindropuntia pachypus in the wild in Peru

Postby doctor289 » Sat May 08, 2010 12:55 pm

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I am a new member to the site and took this picture on a recent trip and had it identified by Daiv.

Coincidentally the theme for the picture contest was Opuntiads so here's the picture.
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Postby Mercedes » Sat May 08, 2010 3:10 pm

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Hi, I present you my O. microdasys.
I hope you lake it.
I'm sorry, forgive my English I'm learning.
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Postby Tony » Sat May 08, 2010 8:39 pm

Tephrocactus articulatus
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Postby Ralf » Sun May 09, 2010 8:59 am

Cylindropuntia imbricata and its visitor, seen at Redington Pass Road near Tucson.
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Postby LeeVan » Sun May 09, 2010 12:05 pm

New growth on my Cylindropuntia spinosior.

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Postby Buck Hemenway » Mon May 10, 2010 7:46 pm

This is one mean cholla. But what a fabulous flower.

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Postby hegar » Tue May 11, 2010 2:38 am

I want to show the change in blossom color on my Opuntia violacea. The orange looking flower is a day old, while the yellow one just opened.

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Postby hob » Tue May 11, 2010 9:46 pm

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