Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus var. albiflorus,
The only plants in
my home 2012: Turbinicarpus lausseri,
Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus var. macdowellii,
Gymnocalycium anisitsii ssp. volkeri and
Gymnocalycium ragonesei. Growing fine in a wineglass.
This little member of the Cactaceae family was given this name by
Karl Moritz Schumann in 1898
( var. albiflorus; Charles Edward Glass 1997, var macdowellii,
Hans Krainz 1958). It's found in the northern part of Mexico,
var. albiflorus in Tamaulipas, in the
heights. It grows in clay with little water and lots of sun. It will
only grow to one centimetre, the root up to two centimetres in diameter. The nominate
form has rose/pink flowers, while A. k. var. albiflorus
have almost white flowers while var. macdowellii have pale
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 was named after the noble Kochubey family.
A little water in the
spring, and a little in the autumn, and it will do fine.
This is my Ariocarpus
kotschoubeyanus var macdowellii, Hans Krainz 1958.
from the northern part of the general distribution area.
smaller than the nominate form, and its flowers are pale mauve.
Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus var. kotschoubeyanus ,
by Amir Auerbach.
It is found between El Huisache Junction and Santo Domingo.