Sunday, 2 September 2012

Thorny head, joyful colour

There are over 30 known species of Melocactus. They all are endemic to subtropical and tropical America. One of the most striking features of this genus is the colourful cephalium (from Latin and Greek for head) on top. An on that wee, thorny head, a beautiful flower grows.

This is one close shot from Margarita:

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