Bright Beauty Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Orange Snowball Cactus, 10 April. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 9 thoughts on “Bright Beauty” Add yours These little blotches of color are so welcome! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Even a small bright flower can make a big glow! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes it can. 🌸 LikeLike Reply I love flowering cacti and am always amazed when I see photos of the giant ones in the desert regions of the Western part of the US. Your cactus, Liz, seems to be tiny and cute, as the name “minuscula” suggests. The spines on the cactus appear to be more fuzzy than sharp–I am not a bit fan of spines and thorns, especially when I am wandering in the wild. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply The funny thing is that I’m pretty sure the botanical name for this cactus is ‘Rebutia muscula’ which is a great name as well! [The sign in my photo is probably for a neigbouring and related cactus.] LikeLike Reply I am easily fooled by signs when I go to botanical gardens. I looked at a website with all kinds of Rebutia cacti and I’m hard pressed to tell the specific differences between many of them. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I take it that this is a small cactus. 🙂 Lovely orange. LikeLike Reply I was delighted by the brightness of the orange! I’m suspicious the sign may relate to another nearby cactus – they’re grouped in families; from looking online this cactus appears to be Rebutia muscula 😀 ~a pretty cool name for a little ‘un! [It appears there’s a small metal label right behind the snowball cactus and that’s probably the correct tag for it.] LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It does appear to the side. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.