Botany Photo of the Day Parodia warasii

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Botany Photo of the Day is a weblog run by researchers, staff, and students associated with UBC Botanical Garden. It features plants from around the world. See The Photographs for details on how to submit your images!

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    This endangered species of cactus from Brazil lacks a common name. Parodia warasii is native only to Brazil’s southernmost state, Rio Grande do Sul, where it grows in the cracks of rock walls at four different locations. Dangers to the populations at these four locations–all at elevations between 800-1000m (2600-3300 ft.)–include landslides, extreme sports (rappelling), […]

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