Disocactus flagelliformis / Rat Tail Cactus
Timberline Gardens, Arvada, Colorado
While touring the grounds, owner Kelly Grummons mentioned a few of his favorite plants, including this rat tail cactus, which he has had since his youth. He said it is like a mascot for the nursery - and it is quite beautiful.
sacred geometry among plant friends
The pictures show a top view and a side view of the mushroom Leucocoprinus fragilissimus (Agaricaceae), a species with wide distribution in many continents, quite characteristic by its shape and color.
Although the cap of this mushroom is bell-shaped when young, it becomes broadly convex and uplifted in age. The caps are up to 4.5 cm wide, and its surface is translucent-striate from the margin of the disc, pale yellowish white, resembling the paper umbrellas used to decorate cocktails.
Underside the gills are white.The stalk is thick and extremely fragile, pale yellow when fresh, darkening in age, and coated overall with tiny yellowish scales.
Growing strawberries on a trellis is pretty amazing, isn’t it? It sure makes picking them a lot easier.
This is everything I’ve ever dreamed of.
I love this more and more every time I see it.
my tree is so awesome, its like a fort of leaves
This spectacular cactus belongs to the Endangered species Mammillaria pectinifera (Cactaceae), which has a highly restricted and patchy distribution. It is endemic to the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley, occurring only in the state of Puebla, Mexico at elevations of 1,700 - 2,300 m asl.
This cactus grows in xerophyllous scrub and grasslands, on calcareous soils. It exhibits high habitat specificity with relatively deep alkaline soils, high water retention capacity, and relatively high surface stoniness.
This species has abiotic nurses (i.e. rocks) that increase the survival of seedlings. The species flowers from December to March. Seeds are retained among the plant tubercules, and are released gradually.
Photo credit: ©alloe
Locality: unknown (cultivated)