Saturday, March 07, 2009
Optunia microdasys var. albata
Optunia microdasys var. albata. A few days ago, I posted a picture of Obtunia microdasys variety 'Bunny Ears'. You'll recall that 'Bunny Ears' had beautiful yellow furry glochids. Here's a variety with Albino glochids, hence the varietal name 'Albata'. I was prowling the local Hope Depot and found this in 3 inch pot just calling for me so, here it is! Hahah. Yeah, I had the decency to buy it before I snapped a picture. The nice black background is actually the blue car hood!
If you hadn't noticed, us plant people often find odd varieties of plants such as variegated plants and albinos really cool. Some of it is for their oddity and rareity; however, a lot of it is for their uncommon beauty, contrast and texture.