Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Orecocereus doelzianus--Old Man of the Andes

The cactus is blooming now at the UC Botanical Garden. Such beautiful scarlet flowers! My understanding is that the common name, Old Man of the Andes, refers to the white "hair." Another cactus, with longer hair, is called "Old Lady of the Andes." I wonder what color flowers that one has?

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