Lophophora Williamsii Regional Variety Cacti
The names refer to the geographical regions in which the selected Lophophora cacti descend from. The lineage is traced from parents that were grown from wild collected seed in the specific location.
At this age they all appear nearly identical, it is in their later years that they may begin to exhibit a physical appearance unique to a specific region.
Lophophora williamsii is a solitary or (rarely) caespitose, spineless cactus. Glaucous green, dull bluish or greyish green, very succulent, globular, top-shaped, or somewhat flattened up to 6 cm tall, 12 cm diameter, with a woolly top; The subterranean portion of the stem, which is as wide as the aerial portion, extends several cm below the surface of the ground and transitions smoothly into a large taproot which may extend over 25 cm below ground level. (5 when young) 7 to 13 (very rarely 4 or 14 ) broad, rounded, straight, or spiralled, often tuberculate, sometimes irregular and indistinct, with transverse furrows.Round spineless, bearing flowers only when young with some bunches of long erect, matted, wooly greyish hairs, up to 1 cm long.
Size: ~ 1.6 – 2.5 cm
“Mixed” Regional Variety Specimens:
If a variety becomes mixed up, or the tag is lost, it is considered “mixed”. The “mixed” Lophophora cactus could be any one of the regional varieties listed.