Ariocarpus fissuratus

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Ariocarpus fissuratus (Engelm.) K.Schum.

Cactaceae

Life form: shrub
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   8

Moisture: dry

Soil: sand - Soil: gritty-sandy

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: funnel-shaped
Fruit: berry

VII

63D / e981ab 

Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Caryophyllidae
Superordo:
Caryophyllanae
Ordo:
Caryophyllales

Ariocarpus fissuratus is a succulent shrub.

Naming

Ariocarpus fissuratus was already described and the name validly published by Georg Engelmann. It was Karl Moritz Schumann, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1894.

Taxonomy

Ariocarpus fissuratus is a species in the genus Ariocarpus which contains approximately 10 to 22 species and belongs to the family of the Cactaceae (Cactus Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 5 to 10 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Flowers and Fruits

Ariocarpus fissuratus produces solitary pink funnel-shaped flowers in July.

The shrubs produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Ariocarpus fissuratus is native to Mexico and Texas. It is a protected species according to the Washington Convention.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should be sandy or gritty-sandy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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