Silver Ball Cactus


parodia_scopa_ssp2

Parodia scopa

There are a bunch of subspecies of this little yellow-flowered plant. I don’t know which one this is, but we’ve also had some with white spines.

So for the past few days I’ve been mentioning how natural variation is a good thing, and we don’t need to give all variants their own cultivar names. But in this case there are more differences, so one would use the subspecies designation. If I knew which one this was, I would use the ssp. name. That’s just common sense, in a botanical sort of way.

Science!


    
    
  Cactus and Succulents
  Bamboo
  Perennials
  Carnivorous Plants
  Airplants

  Sign up for our Monthly Newsletter

Categories

July 2020
MTWTFSS
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031 

US Constitution

Videos



We Get Questions

Email your questions to:

blog [at] cactusjungle [dot] com