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Ariocarpus bravoanus subsp. bravoanus


Common Name(s):
Synonym(s): Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus bravoanus, Ariocarpus fissuratus hintonii
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Distribution: San Luis Potosi - Mexico (North America)
Habit: Geophytic
Flower: RedEncounterability: Rare
Species Notes: Etymology -Named in honor of Dr. Helia Bravo Hollis - who contributed much knowlege on Mexican cacti.

This species is listed in Appendix I of CITES.

The last photo is tubercle graft starting to grow after 2 years.
Original Description: Bradleya 10 p.1 - Hector M. Hernandez & Edward F. Anderson (1992)
Stems simple, subglobose, markedly depressed centrally, to 6 (-8.5)cm diam., rising no more than 2.5(-3.5) cm above ground level in habitat, with an extensive mucilage system; tubercles not crowded or basally compressed, adpressed in young individuals, becoming ascending, olive-green or grey-green, triangular in outline, deltate in cross section, adaxially flat but becoming conspicuously concave at maturity, usually longer than broad (to 3.7cm long and 2 cm wide basally), asperous at base and irregularly papillose at apex, sometimes with the papillae forming one or two lateral furrows, sharply acute to acuminate apically, and with the edges sharply acute; areoles present in the centre of the adaxial surface of the tubercles, 8-14 mm from the tip, rounded to more or less elliptic, 2-5 mm diam, woolly. Flowers c. 2.5 cm long; outer perianth segments cream-colored; inner perianth-segments pinkish-magenta; filaments white, anthers yellow; pistil exserted above the stamens, white; style 13 mm long; stigma lobes 7, 3 mm long. Seeds 1-1.5 x 0.7-1.5 mm, pyriform or sacciform, black, tuberculate, with a large whitish basal hilum.
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Ariocarpus bravoanus
A. bravoanus subsp. bravoanus
Picture taken at: Panos and Stavros Collection Athens, Greece

Photographer: Panos and Stavros

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Ariocarpus bravoanus
A. bravoanus subsp. bravoanus
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Ariocarpus bravoanus
A. bravoanus subsp. bravoanus
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Ariocarpus bravoanus
A. bravoanus subsp. bravoanus
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Ariocarpus bravoanus
A. bravoanus subsp. bravoanus
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel

Ariocarpus bravoanus subsp. hintonii


Common Name(s):
Synonym(s): Ariocarpus bravoanus, Ariocarpus fissuratus hintonii
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Distribution: San Luis Potosi - Mexico (North America)
Habit: Geophytic
Flower: RedEncounterability: Rare
Species Notes: This species is listed in Appendix I of CITES.
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Ariocarpus bravoanus
A. bravoanus subsp. hintonii
Picture taken at: Süleyman Demir's Private Collection in Ankara, Turkey

Photographer: Süleyman

Ariocarpus bravoanus
A. bravoanus subsp. hintonii
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Ariocarpus bravoanus
A. bravoanus subsp. hintonii
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Ariocarpus bravoanus
A. bravoanus subsp. hintonii
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Ariocarpus bravoanus
A. bravoanus subsp. hintonii
Picture taken at: Tony Marino's Private Collection

Photographer: Tony Marino
Ariocarpus bravoanus
A. bravoanus subsp. hintonii
Picture taken at: Gerard Ardisson's Private Collection

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

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