3 responses to “Austrocylindropuntia floccosa”

  1. Lee Foote

    Welcome back.

    One would have to REALLY want cactus flower tea to walk on a bed of spines to harvest the diminutive flowers it seems. In fact, it sounds a little bit like an April Fools joke for a peasant family of the Altiplano “. . . go pick me some of those cactus blossoms. . . no you don’t need your sandals”.

    What an interesting adaptation though to create a carpet. It looks like a good surface for capturing precipitation too.

    Lee Foote
    Devonian Botanic Garden, Edmonton

  2. Dana D

    AH! I would not want to lay down on that mat!

  3. Rayma Peterson

    Very cool plant. I didn’t know that cacti could grow as mats.

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