|Pine Cone Cactus|
|Conservation status:||Least Concern (LC)
|Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Sep 10, 2019 8:48 PM
Drab-looking globose cactus with triangular tubercles folded up against the body of the plant. From the Chihuahuan Desert or Tamaulipan scrub regions. Shaped a bit like an artichoke. Each tubercle is tipped with 7-14 weak, whiskery spines in a loosely pectinate arrangement. Areoles are dimorphic, with spines on the tips of the tubercles and fuzz and flowers coming from the axils beneath them. Flowers are magenta and appear apically. Chunky tap root. Slow growing in cultivation.
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