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 Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus

Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus
var. albiflorus; whitish flowers, found around Tamaulipas.

Author:   Karl Moritz Schumann, 1898
Family:  Cactaceae
Origin:  Northern Mexico
Soil:  Clay
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  2 centimetres
Height:  1 centimetres
Flower:  Pink/Whitish
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Anhalonium kotschoubeyanum Lemaire. 1842. Roseocactus kotschoubeyanus. Anhalonium sulcatum. Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus var macdowellii= Ariocarpus macdowellii W.T. Marshall

The flower of Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus var. albiflorus,
 by Amir Auerbach.

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 mauve flowers.

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.
It is from the northern part of the general distribution area.
 It is smaller than the nominate form, and its flowers are pale mauve.

The flower of Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus var. kotschoubeyanus , by Amir Auerbach.

It is found  between El Huisache Junction and Santo Domingo.