This is where weird and wonderful meets geometry and symmetry...

The harsh water scarce conditions that have shaped these plants evolution have led to some wonderful improvisations on the basic plant structure.

Often leaves are done away with, hairs are in abundance and thorns are extreme, all in the name of protecting the plants precious reserves of water.

Whether in the outer gardens seeing the larger specimens or in the cactus house with the smaller varieties, once you have zoomed in the details are amazing.

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