Cereus grandiflorus, from Plantae Selectae by G.D. Ehret, 1772.
Hand-colored engraving: 50cm x 34cm.
The composition of this study reflects Ehret’s talents as an accomplished designer and draughtsman. The result is both scientifically valuable with accurate dissections and aesthetically pleasing.
Currently this species is named Selenicereus grandiflorus (Caryophyllales - Cactaceae).
The kakapo is one of the rarest parrots in the world:It’s flightless
It’s the world’s heaviest parrot
It’s possibly the oldest living bird and
It has a subsonic mating boom that can travel several kilometres
it doesn’t even walk
there is literally no other word for what this precious moss potato is doing
precious moss potato
and apparently they smell like honey! they’re so cute