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Tephrocactus orbiculatus papyracanthus

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Tephrocactus orbiculatus papyracanthus



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Looks quite lethal Hywel, would make a good weapon for self defence, Derek.

21 Nov, 2013

 

The spines are like paper. Hence the name 'papyracanthus' :o) It would not harm anyone ...

21 Nov, 2013

 

like how names define....i would have thought it very shape as it gives that appearance...but i also thought that the spiky bits looked a bit like the ends of feathers...very strange but very interesting plant... i liked...

21 Nov, 2013

 

The ends of the spiky bits are a bit pointy - like little pins, but you can crumple them like paper :o) I'm pleased you like it.

21 Nov, 2013

 

wow!!! :-)

21 Nov, 2013

 

Hi Hywel, you would have to just point it at any would be attackers then and hope they weren't cacti experts, lol, Derek.

21 Nov, 2013

 

lol :D
I agree it does look frightening ...

21 Nov, 2013

 

thank you.

21 Nov, 2013



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