squashed cactus

Posted on Updated on

look what I found!

It’s called Opuntia tuna, collected in Palma by E. Bourgeau in 1845.  Sadly its not flat enough to go in the new Living Planet gallery as some of the herbarium sheets will be in glass frames.

A beautiful image of the cactus growing in the wild can be seen here.  The image was taken by Shadowshador.  Thanks for giving me permission.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s