I have searched all web sites listing Peruvian old lady/espostoa melanostele.  All I get are many pictures of cacti that do not match the one bought.  At this time all I can believe is this one is some kind of recent flowering variant///subspecies.  Any suggestions for positive id are welcomed.                 JJ in bryan

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If you cannot identify your cactus by looking at the pictures on various websites, I suggest that you call or visit a local nursery and see if they have any ideas as to what type of cactus you have.  You could also ask if they have the names of any cactus societies that meet in your area.  They may have good information.  You could also check out books from your library on various cactus varieties.

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