2017-04-07 Cactus or caterpillar?
Notocactus leninghausii (or more correctly, Parodia leninghausii).
Growth rings on a cactus. Most cacti in my experience don't show such pronounced growth rings.
Conservatory, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor
Taken March 15, 2017
Catch of the Day for D097-2017, April 7 (see other COD's here: https://arctangent.smugmug.com/Dailies/Catch-of-the-Day-my-favorites/)
Catch of the DayCOD 097.2017arctangent2017Marchnatureplantsfloracactuscacticonservatorydesert plantsnotocactus leninghausiiparodia leninghausiigrowth patternsgrowth habitgrowth ringsMatthaei Botanical GardensAnn Arbor
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Hi, this is Superb.
Outstanding shot and detail!
It does look like a caterpillar--you know how they rear up their heads when creeping along a stem? What a fun find.
Very cool find!
Nice shot of a very interesting cactus.
I agree. Looks more like hair...
Very unique & interesting cactus, great detail, my 1'st on seeing this one!
I do love it!
Still stuck in 'conservatory mode'. Hope you enjoy this little oddity.