Artichoke Cactus (Obregonia denegrii)

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Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Conservation status: Endangered (EN)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Endangered
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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Sep 10, 2019 4:37 PM

Unusual greenish brown Mexican cactus with many pronounced, crowded, pointy tubercles that resemble leaves (thus the common name). White flowers appear at the apex in summer. Hefty tap root. 3-4 spines at the tip of the tubercles. Found exclusively in the Jaumave Valley, Tamauplias. Endangered and threatened by collecting. This monotypic genus has been associated with Ariocarpus and Strombocactus, but may be closer to Lophophora.

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