I saw this lovely, white cactus flower early this morning and it was like receiving an early Christmas box! I’ve been waiting a few days for it to open and was very happy to see its perfect flower this morning! I want all my friends to enjoy it! Gauteng, South Africa. PHOTOGRAPHY: Flowers FEATURED in Just Fun 6 Nov. 2011. FEATURED in Artist Universe 7 Nov. 2011. FEATURED in African Fauna, Flora and Architecture 13 Nov. 2011.
The name cactus derived from the Greek word kaktos, which means prickly plant. Cacti come in unusual shapes, sizes, textures and flower colours. Most have abandoned leaves and unusual body shapes to prevent loss of water. Some are ribbed or segmented and they may be covered with decorative spines, bristles or hairs.