Capacitor spool phyllotaxis?

Lenore, of Evil Mad Scientist Labs, glimpses the pattern that connects in a spool of monolithic capacitors:

These capacitors… exhibit the opposite spirals of phyllotaxis that are probably most familiar from the face of a sunflower. Who knew capacitors could be so lovely?

Electronic Phyllotaxis

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