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Leuchtenbergia principis


Common Name(s): Agave Cactus, Cob Cactus, Prism Cactus
Synonym(s):
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Distribution: Coahuila de Zaragoza, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas - Mexico (North America)
Habit: Tuberculate
Flower: YellowEncounterability: Common Worldwide
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Leuchtenbergia principis
L. principis
Picture taken at: Daiv Freeman's Private Collection

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Leuchtenbergia principis
L. principis
Picture taken at: Daiv Freeman's Private Collection

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Leuchtenbergia principis
L. principis
Picture taken at: Daiv Freeman's Private Collection

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Leuchtenbergia principis
L. principis
Picture taken at: Cal Cactus, Bonsall, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Leuchtenbergia principis
L. principis
Picture taken at: Cal Cactus, Bonsall, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Leuchtenbergia principis
L. principis
Picture taken at: CSSA Show at Huntington Library and Gardens, San Marino, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Leuchtenbergia principis
L. principis
Picture taken at: Huntington Library and Gardens, San Marino, CA

Photographer: Byron Fan

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Leuchtenbergia principis var. trachythele


Common Name(s): Agave Cactus, Cob Cactus, Prism Cactus
Synonym(s):
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Distribution: Coahuila de Zaragoza, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas - Mexico (North America)
Habit: Tuberculate
Flower: YellowEncounterability: Rare
Species Notes: This variety is distinguished by its rough, sandpaper-like epidermis.
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Leuchtenbergia principis
L. principis var. trachythele
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Leuchtenbergia principis
L. principis var. trachythele
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Leuchtenbergia principis
L. principis var. trachythele
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel

Leuchtenbergia principis f. monstrose


Common Name(s): Agave Cactus, Cob Cactus, Prism Cactus
Synonym(s):
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Distribution: Coahuila de Zaragoza, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas - Mexico (North America)
Habit: Tuberculate
Flower: YellowEncounterability: Unusual in Collections
Species Notes: Monstrose or monstrous forms are those which exhibit irregular growth caused by a genetic mutation.
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Leuchtenbergia principis
L. principis f. monstrose
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Leuchtenbergia principis
L. principis f. monstrose
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel

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