Frailea Asteroides Cactus
Frailea asteroides is found from Southern Brazil to Northern Uruguay. The cactus grows on rocky outcrops and stony fields in pampa grasslands. This species is not abundant in Brazil but is common and abundant in Uruguay; it is sparsely distributed where it occurs. The major threats to this species are grazing and cattle trampling, agriculture, forestry, fire and collection, but not in all of its range.It is a very singular miniature plant, and one the of most fascinating cacti with a disk like, flattened to globose body.
Size: ~ 2cm