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Astrophytum myriostigma Lem.
Cact. Gen. Sp. Nov. 4 (-6). 1839 [Feb 1839]

Astrophytum myriostigma (Bishop's Cap)
Astrophytum myriostigma (Bishop's Cap)
The name Astrophytum comes from the Greek word for star plant. These beautiful plants are globe shaped and are speckled with white scales and flecks. As it ages, the plant becomes columnar.


See all synonyms of Astrophytum myriostigma
Accepted name in llifle Database:
Astrophytum myriostigma Lem.
Cact. Gen. Sp. Nov. 4 (-6). 1839 [Feb 1839]
Synonymy: 67 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Astrophytum myriostigma f. rubra hort.
Synonymy: 2 Cultivars (100):

Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Bishop's Cap, Deacons Hat, Miter Cactus, Monk's Hood, Bishop's Hood, Bishop's Miter, Bishop's hat
ARABIC ( لعربية ): أستروفيتم ميروستيجيما
CHINESE (中文): 优选碧方玉, 碧琉璃(红叶), 鸾凤玉(龙凤), 鸾凤玉(四棱), 鸾凤玉, 白云恩塚鸾凤玉, 鸾凤玉(变锦), 红叶锦(黄), 恩塚丸棱四角鸾凤玉}{鸾凤玉(多头), 恩塚丸棱鸾凤玉, 恩塚}{恩塚(杂交变种), 龟甲鸾凤玉(稍红}, 三角鸾凤玉, 红叶锦}{碧琉璃鸾凤玉(多头)
CROATIAN (Hrvatski): Zvjezdasti kaktusi
DUTCH (Nederlands): Sterplanten, Bisschopsmuts
FRENCH (Français): Plante étoile
GERMAN (Deutsch): Zahllospunctirter Igelcactus, Bischofsmütze, Punkt-Sterncactus, Mitra, Bischofsmütze Kaktus
HUNGARIAN (Magyar): Csillagkaktusz
ITALIAN (Italiano): Cappello del Vescovo, Cappello del Prete, Berretta da Prete
JAPANESE (日本語): Rampo, アストロフィトゥム, Rampow
LITHUANIAN (Lietuvių): Žvaigždinas
MASRY (مصرى): استروفياتوم
SPANISH (Español): Gajitos, Peyotillo, Birrete de Obispo, Bonete de Obispo, Mitra, Peyote Cimarron, Biznaga, Algononcillo de Mitra, Planta estrella
SWEDISH (Svenska): Biskopsmössa, Biskopskaktus, Biskopsmössa kaktus
TARAHUMARA: Híkuri cimarrón

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Astrophytum myriostigma group

19821 agrawal K.k. Agrawal
Astrophytum myriostigma Photo by: K.k. Agrawal
25768 carolina Carolina González
Astrophytum myriostigma Photo by: Carolina González

518 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
The fruit of A. myriostigma (above) is very hairy, dehisces apically and has a greenish inner colour. Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
517 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
The fruit of A. coahuilense it is very different, pinkish coloured and opens basally. Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

17575 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
The ribs varies from 3 to (usually) 5 Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
522 cactus-art Cactus Art
In older plants the areoles are large and woolly, often brownish/reddish,but also white/yellowish to tan/black. Photo by: Cactus Art

27761 alexander Alexander Arzberger
Astrophytum myriostigma Photo by: Alexander Arzberger
524 cactus-art Cactus Art
Astrophytum myriostigma Photo by: Cactus Art

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The flowers are silky yellow (never red throated)
by Valentino Vallicelli
A mature specimen.
by Cactus Art
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