April 02, 2023

oulipo┬╣ hat plant binomials

binomial #009_

¹without that "fifth glyph"²

Hoodia gordonii Bushman’s hat / Ghaap
Astrophytum myriostigma Bishop's hat / Mitra
Gymnocalycium mihanovichii Ruby cap / Hibotan
Cactus matanzanus Turk's cap / Gorro turco

All plants on top look twiggy and lack typical foliation.

But do such plants mimic hats? Probably not. It is up to cultural association/bias and any individual botanists who do naming.


good nota:
  • i did adjust parts of naming to conform to oulipo standards
  • toto photos from this portal (https://oulipo.link/n2uYjk)
tada for now

-Cc
 

²e