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Aztekium ritteri


Common Name(s): Aztec Cactus
Synonym(s): Echinocactus ritteri
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Distribution: Nuevo Leon - Mexico (North America)
Habit: Globose
Flower: Pink, WhiteEncounterability: Unusual in Collections
Species Notes: This species is listed in Appendix I of CITES.

This plant in the top picture has been in cultivation since 1976, imported from Mexico at that time. Since then it has put out the circle of small heads. Very slow growing. -Notes from the grower, Jerry Krulik
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Aztekium ritteri
A. ritteri
Picture taken at: Jerry Krulik's Personal Collection, San Clemente, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Aztekium ritteri
A. ritteri
Picture taken at: 2005 Intercity Show, Los Angeles Arboretum

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Aztekium ritteri
A. ritteri
Picture taken at: 2005 Intercity Show, Los Angeles Arboretum

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Aztekium ritteri
A. ritteri
Picture taken at: 2005 Intercity Show, Los Angeles Arboretum

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Aztekium ritteri
A. ritteri
Picture taken at: Private Collection

Photographer: Joel Lode

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Aztekium ritteri
A. ritteri
Picture taken at: Tony Marino's Private Collection

Photographer: Tony Marino
Aztekium ritteri
A. ritteri
Picture taken at: Daniel's Private Collection

Photographer: Daniel

Aztekium ritteri
A. ritteri
Picture taken at: DCR's Private Collection

Photographer: DCR
Aztekium ritteri
A. ritteri
Picture taken at: Vladimir Basiuk's Private Collection

Photographer: Vladimir Basiuk
Aztekium ritteri
A. ritteri
Picture taken at: Private Collection -Baku city, Azerbaijan

Photographer: Ilham Alekperov
Aztekium ritteri
A. ritteri
Picture taken at: Gerard Ardisson's Private Collection

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

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Aztekium ritteri
A. ritteri
Picture taken at: Gerard Ardisson's Private Collection

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

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*Currently 2 of 2 known species are represented on CactiGuide.com.


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