Ariocarpus Fissuratus var. Hintonii Cactus Seeds
Ariocarpus fissuratus v. hintonii is a solitary geophyte cactus, rosette-shaped with triangular, rough, dark green verrucose tubercles. It is accepted as a valid subspecies by cactus specialists, Anderson (2001) and Hunt (1999). Ariocarpus hintonii – discovered in 1981 – is a highland or southern form of Ariocarpus fissuratus from a geographically remote isolated line. Ariocarpus fissuratus var. hintonii, although superficially resembling Ariocarpus fissuratus of the Northern type, is closely related to Ariocarpus bravoanus, sharing many similar morphological character.
Commonly called ”living rocks” these cacti usually blend in well with the terrain and limestone chips around them. Sought by collectors, they can take up to 50 years to reach their full growth of 15cm in diameter.