Encephalartos horridus, a very decorative cycad. Until you get in touch with its sharp leaves!
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Yes! It does look sharp. The colouring is great in this. Draws the eye onto the sharp leaves.
10 Jun 2011 11:59am
@Philip: Careful!!! :-)
such amazing details!
10 Jun 2011 4:42pm
Love the lighting! I need to get me one of these! the name alone is fantastic!
11 Jun 2011 1:36am
@Christine Walsh: A good plant dealer might help you out.
I was about to Comment that it looks like an aged species . . but so is a tulip !
12 Jun 2011 7:46am
@Ronnie 2¢: This one is older: it's a successor of the extinct family of seed ferns.
Wow and do they ever look sharp and dangerous. Photographed beautifully.
12 Jun 2011 12:53pm
@Phil David Morris 2011: Touching them is quite an experience!
OUCH! Beautiful processing in sepia which brings out many contrasts in the light and shadows.
13 Jun 2011 2:58pm
@Steven: A very big plant, almost man-size!
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