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Ariocarpus fissuratus


Common Name(s): False Peyote, Living Rock Cactus, Star Rock Cactus
Synonym(s): Mammillaria fissurata, Anhalonium fissuratum, Roseocactus fissuratus, Anhalonium engelmannii, Ariocarpus lloydii, Roseocactus lloydii, Roseocactus intermedius
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Distribution: Texas - United States : Chihuahua, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Durango - Mexico (North America)
Habit: Geophytic
Flower: Pink, RedEncounterability: Common Worldwide
Species Notes: This species is listed in Appendix I of CITES.
Original Description: Synopsis of the Cactaceae of the Territory of the United States and Adjacent Regions p.14 - George Englemann (1856)
Simple, depressed-globose, stem flattened, flattened tubercles coming out of a flattened base, smooth outside and below, and above with a hairy central furrow and hairless lateral furrows divided deeply into four parts, tubercles 4 angled, and with sideways furrows having many shallow divisions; Spineless; with rosy central flowers coming out of long silky hairs; with egg-shaped green berries hidden in dense wool; with black tuberculate seeds.

On the limestone hills, near the junction of the Pecos with the Rio Grande : flowers October. Heads 2-4 1/2 inches in diameter; tubercles 6-10 lines long (12-20 mm), and a little less broad; central longitudinal groove in the very young ones bearing dense silky wool over half an inch long, which by age becomes dirty and matted, and finally disappears entirely in the very old ones. The lower end of the groove, which only extends down as far as the rough or verrucose part of the tubercle goes (about two thirds downward), bears the flower and fruit, very much like the floriferous areola of the last-mentioned species [Mammillaria macromeris]. Flower about one inch long and wide. Seed very roughly tuberculated, different from that of any other Mamillaria examined by me, but quite similar to that of other Anhalonia.
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Ariocarpus fissuratus
A. fissuratus
Picture taken at: Rainbow Gardens, Vista, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Ariocarpus fissuratus
A. fissuratus
Picture taken at: CandJ Cactus Nursery, Vista, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Ariocarpus fissuratus
A. fissuratus
Picture taken at: Big Bend National Park, Texas

Photographer: Lyle Baker

Ariocarpus fissuratus
A. fissuratus
Picture taken at: Habitat Along the Texas-Mexico Boarder

Photographer: Ed Utley

Ariocarpus fissuratus
A. fissuratus
Picture taken at: Habitat in Brewster County, Texas

Photographer: Peter Breslin

Ariocarpus fissuratus
A. fissuratus
Picture taken at: Habitat in Brewster County, Texas

Photographer: Peter Breslin

Ariocarpus fissuratus
A. fissuratus
Picture taken at: Habitat Near Lajitas, Texas

Photographer: Juergen Menzel

Ariocarpus fissuratus
A. fissuratus
Picture taken at: Big Bend National Park, Texas

Photographer: Juergen Menzel

Ariocarpus fissuratus
A. fissuratus
Picture taken at: Big Bend National Park, Texas

Photographer: Juergen Menzel

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

Photographer: Juergen Menzel

Ariocarpus fissuratus
A. fissuratus
Picture taken at: Habitat in Chihuahua, Mexico

Photographer: Joel Lode

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Ariocarpus fissuratus
A. fissuratus
Picture taken at: Big Bend National Park, Texas

Photographer: Craig Howe

Ariocarpus fissuratus
A. fissuratus
Picture taken at: Big Bend National Park, Texas

Photographer: Craig Howe

Ariocarpus fissuratus
A. fissuratus
Picture taken at: Big Bend National Park, Texas

Photographer: Craig Howe

Ariocarpus fissuratus
A. fissuratus
Picture taken at: Big Bend National Park, Texas

Photographer: Craig Howe

Ariocarpus fissuratus
A. fissuratus
Picture taken at: Big Bend National Park, Texas

Photographer: Craig Howe

Ariocarpus fissuratus
A. fissuratus
Picture taken at: Big Bend National Park, Texas

Photographer: Craig Howe

Ariocarpus fissuratus
A. fissuratus
Picture taken at: Big Bend National Park, Texas

Photographer: Craig Howe

Ariocarpus fissuratus
A. fissuratus
Picture taken at: Intercity Show, LA Arboretum

Photographer: Geoff Stein
Ariocarpus fissuratus
A. fissuratus
Picture taken at: Habitat in Mexico

Photographer: Davide Donati

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Ariocarpus fissuratus
A. fissuratus
Picture taken at: Private Collection -Baku city, Azerbaijan

Photographer: Ilham Alekperov
Ariocarpus fissuratus
A. fissuratus
Picture taken at: Gerard Ardisson's Private Collection

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

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Ariocarpus fissuratus
A. fissuratus
Picture taken at: Gerard Ardisson's Private Collection

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

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Ariocarpus fissuratus var. lloydii


Common Name(s): False Peyote, Living Rock Cactus, Star Rock Cactus
Synonym(s): Mammillaria fissurata, Anhalonium fissuratum, Roseocactus fissuratus, Anhalonium engelmannii, Ariocarpus lloydii, Roseocactus lloydii, Roseocactus intermedius
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Distribution: Texas - United States : Chihuahua, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Durango - Mexico (North America)
Habit: Geophytic
Flower: Pink, RedEncounterability: Common Worldwide
Species Notes: This species is listed in Appendix I of CITES.

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Ariocarpus fissuratus
A. fissuratus var. lloydii
Picture taken at: CandJ Cactus Nursery, Vista, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Ariocarpus fissuratus
A. fissuratus var. lloydii
Picture taken at: 2005 Intercity Show, Los Angeles Arboretum

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Ariocarpus fissuratus
A. fissuratus var. lloydii
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel

Ariocarpus fissuratus
A. fissuratus var. lloydii
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel

Ariocarpus fissuratus
A. fissuratus var. lloydii
Picture taken at: Private Collection -Baku city, Azerbaijan

Photographer: Ilham Alekperov
Ariocarpus fissuratus
A. fissuratus var. lloydii
Picture taken at: Gerard Ardisson's Private Collection

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

Photographer's Website: Click Here

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