2 thoughts on “Natural history — animal, vegetable or mineral, part 2

  1. Swan writes: “You know what is weird is that it looks like that in REAL LIFE. No manipulation needed! Called a lifesaver plant. I’ll see if I can get the technical name. Not sure if it’s a true cactus or not … Looked up the technical name for the Lifesaver cactus. That’s Huernia confusa“.

  2. I wouldn’t have figured it out myself without Swan’s help, or a huge stroke of luck on the web. To me it looked like Christmas Cactus with some kind of kids’ toys stuck in the planter. Or: red inner-tube cactus. Or: toroidal tomato plant.

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