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Obregonia denegrii


Common Name(s): Artichoke Cactus
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Distribution: Tamaulipas - Mexico (North America)
Habit: Globose-Flattened
Flower: WhiteEncounterability: Common Worldwide
Species Notes: This species is listed in Appendix I of CITES.
Cultivation Notes: Many growers -especially in lower latitudes - have found that this species does not do well in full sun. Full morning sun with afternoon shade seems to be produce the best growth. Those in cooler climates without as much sun such as England or Washington state my do well with this plant with no shade cover due to the lower intensity of the sun and frequencey of clouds. However, plants in a hothouse (greenhouse) would still be better off behind a taller plant or on a lower partially shaded shelf.
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Obregonia denegrii
O. denegrii
Picture taken at: Rainbow Gardens, Vista, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Obregonia denegrii
O. denegrii
Picture taken at: Daiv Freeman's Private Collection

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Obregonia denegrii
O. denegrii
Picture taken at: Daiv Freeman's Private Collection

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Obregonia denegrii
O. denegrii
Picture taken at: 2005 Intercity Show, Los Angeles Arboretum

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Obregonia denegrii
O. denegrii
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Obregonia denegrii
O. denegrii
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel

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