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The "Melrose" Cactus

Here, as in the preceding picture, some of the slabs show the dimpled appearance showing where vestigial leaves recently grew. But old slabs and young alike are absolutely without prickles. You may rub them against your face with impunity.

The Melrose Cactus

This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 8 Chapter 7