Pitaya de Tortuga


selenicereus_testudo

Selenicereus testudo

Of course we were looking for jungle cactus among the rain forests of Costa Rica on our recent trip there, and we were not disappointed. It may not have been cactus bloom season, but it was interesting to find cactus in the parks where everyone else was looking up in the trees for monkeys. We would stop and look up and I would aim the camera up, and then others nearby would wonder what kind of monkeys we had sighted. Hah! No monkey, just cactus.

Anyway, my inability to absolutely, positively identify these specimens doesn’t stop me from affixing a label anyway.

A closeup after the break.

selenicereus_testudo_closeup

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