Flowering crab claw-- Monadenium spectabile

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Flowering crab claw-- Monadenium spectabile

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Nothing soft or gentle about this flower in gnarled shades of red and green. Native to Tanzania.

Hope you enjoy.

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Gee, that name is right on isn`t it :wink: Are the spines very hard or just sorta fleshy stiff? Looks like a very specialty type of flower...like an orchid.
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Sorry Doug :oops: Meant to list the name: Monadenium spectablile. It is in the euphorbia family (although some taxonomist treat monadenium and euphobias separately) from Tanzania. It is an unusual plant to say the least.

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Post by MacroLuv »

Very interesting! :D
Those flowers are sharing the features of the whole plant in appearance.
The meaning of beauty is in sharing with others.

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Thanks Doug & Nikola,

Doug, I forgot to mention that the spines are more fleshy than hard on this one.

Irwin

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