PERUVIAN APPLE CACTUS (CEREUS REPANDUS), CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN, GLENCOE, ILLINOIS, JANUARY 25, 2012
Tamron SP AF 90mm f2.8 DI Macro
1/100 sec. f8
This prickly fellow hails from the deserts of Peru and its edible fruits are used there, though in the United States the cactus is chiefly ornamental. It can grow as tall as 33 feet, although this specimen in the arid greenhouse at the Chicago Botanic Garden is only about 2 1/2 feet high.