Ariocarpus Trigonus Cactus
A must have for any serious cactus collection. Ariocarpus Cacti are among the most unique in the kingdom.
Age: 8 years old with very prominent tuber root.
Origin and Habitat: Mexico
Habitat: Grows in limestone at 600-1200 m of elevation.
Common Names: Living Rock, Star Rock
Description: Ariocarpus trigonus is one of the largest species that distinguishes for the long leaf-like triangular tubercles and peculiar yellow flowers.
Areoles: Ariocarpus trigonus bears only small basal areoles, whose meristem do not divide, monomorphic. On the contrary Ariocarpus retusus has floral and spinous parts separate, dimorphic. However spine-bearing portions of the areoles are present at the tips of the tubercles of tubercles only in very small specimens.
Flowers: Cream-white to yellowish-white or yellow (occasionally with reddish mid-ribs) with a satin sheen, 3 to 5 cm in diameter up to 4 cm long.
Blooming season: Late autumn or early winter.