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The flower and swollen roots from

Photo by Panos & Stavros.

Author: Karl Moritz Schumann, 1894
Origin:  Southern US, Northern Mexico
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  20 Centimetres
Height:  5 Centimetres
Flower:  Pinkly - Lilac
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Chautle, False-Peyote, Living Rock, Living Rock Cactus, Star Cactus, Star Rock
Synonyms:  Mammillaria fissurata , Georg Engelmann, 1956.
Anhalonium fissuratum
, Georg Engelmann. 
Roseocactus fissuratus
Roseocactus intermedius Backeb.& Kilian.
Anhalonium engelmannii
, K. Schumann.
Ariocarpus fissuratus var. lloydii, W.T.Marshall.
Ariocarpus fissuratus subsp. lloydii,
Ariocarpus fissuratus subsp. pailanus, Halda.
Ariocarpus lloydii,
Ariocarpus lloydii
var. mayor, Fric.
Roseocactus fissuratus,
Roseocactus lloydii,

This member of the Cactaceae family was described with this name by Karl Moritz Schumann in 1894. It is found in Texas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, San Luis Potosi and Zacatecas, growing in grit or other well drained soil with little water and lots of sun. It can grow to twenty centimetres in diameter. The flowers are from pale pink to dark lilac.

The genera name from the ancient Greek aria (an oak type) and carpos; 'fruit' because of the resemblance of the fruit of the two genus in acorn form. The species name means 'grooved' referring to the roots.