Rhipsalis - a Fractal Plant

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Sep 2013

Fractals appear in nature. Probably the most spectacular example is Romanesco Broccoli. But there is also an interesting plant that looks like very regular L-system. I was wondering what is it since I first saw it in my friend's house. Now I know it's called Rhipsalis and it's a kind of cactus. Here is my small one:

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