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Ariocarpus scaphirostris
Scientific Name: Ariocarpus scaphirostris Bödeker
Synonym: Ariocarpus scapharostrus
Family: Cactaceae
Listed in CITES Appendix 1
Ariocarpus  scaphirostris
Ariocarpus scaphirostris, picture by Gordon Smith
Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55°F (12°C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Mexico (Nuevo Leon) in a very limited area of a few hillsides.

Growth Habits: Smaller Ariocarpus, up to 3.6 inches in diameter (9 cm); blunt spineless tubercles up to 2 inches long (5 cm); grey wool between the tubercles

Watering Needs: Little to no water in winter


Solitary, 2 inches in diameter, few erect tubercles; thick underground root

Cultural Practices:
Dark purple flowers in the fall, 0.6 inches in diameter (1.5 cm).

Blooming Habits:
Diurnal, bright purplish pink flowers, up to 1.6 inches in diameter (4 cm)

Fruiting Habits:

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