Parodia is a genus of cacti. This genus has about 50 species, ranging from small globose plants to one meter tall columnar cacti.
It is named after the Argentine botanist Lorenzo Raimundo Parodi (1895-1966).
Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Parodia - 15.06.2010
The blossoms of the Parodia claviceps and many other cacti are last but not least impressive by their tenderness and the gentle brightness.