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Obregonia denegrii Frič
Život v Přír. 29(2), 14 [Kakt. a Succ. 3] fig. (1925); cf. Gray Herb. CardCat., Issue 114.
Family: CACTACEAE

Obregonia denegrii Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
This is one of the rarest and highly desirable of the living rock cactus, very characteristic and unmistakable. somewhat similar to Ariocarpus, it resembles an inverted green pine cone with a woolly centre.

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Obregonia denegrii Frič
Život v Přír. 29(2), 14 [Kakt. a Succ. 3] fig. (1925); cf. Gray Herb. CardCat., Issue 114.
Synonymy: 3 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Obregonia denegrii f. aurata hort.

Accepted name in llifle Database:
Obregonia denegrii f. cristata hort.

Accepted name in llifle Database:
Obregonia denegrii f. monstruosa hort.

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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Artichoke Cactus
SPANISH (Español): Obregonita, Obregona, Peyotillo

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Obregonia denegrii group

  • Obregonia denegrii Frič: has an unique artichoke shaped stem that grows levelled with the ground, with a sunk and woolly apex. Distribution: Mexico (Tamaulipas: Ciudad Victoria)
  • Obregonia denegrii f. aurata hort.: schizochromic form with uniformly yellow stems due to the absence (or very reduced production) of chlorophyll pigments.
  • Obregonia denegrii f. cristata hort.: crested form. The stem which is fan shaped up to 30 cm (or more) long with age.
  • Obregonia denegrii f. monstruosa hort.: monstrous form. Has a free branching habit (Obregonia denegrii is always solitary) with stocky, rounded tubercles with woolly white areoles, the spines are also shorter.

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