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Astrophytum ornatum (DC.) F.A.C.Weber in Bois
Dict. Hort. [Bois] 1: 467. 1896
Family: CACTACEAE

Astrophytum ornatum Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
The Astrophytum ornatum is the largest and easiest to grow and also the fastest of the Astrophytums. Spherical when young to columnar when mature, some specimen develop nice twists with age. Ribs have characteristic cross bands of wooly scales.

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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Monk's Hood, Star Cactus, Ornamented Bishop's Cap
ARABIC ( لعربية ): أستروفيتم أورناتم
GERMAN (Deutsch): Sternblüher, Sternkaktus
JAPANESE (日本語): Han-nya, ハンニャ, Kinsi-han-hya
LITHUANIAN (Lietuvių): Puošnusis žvaigždinas
RUSSIAN (Русский): Астрофитум украшенный
SPANISH (Español): Visnaga, Liendrilla, Algodoncillo, Piojosa
SWEDISH (Svenska): Prickkaktus

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


8257 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Astrophytum ornatum Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
18680 Ilham Prof. Ilham Alakbarov
Astrophytum ornatum Photo by: Prof. Ilham Alakbarov

8260 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
The flowers (6-8 cm wide) are pale yellow with bright silken sheen and scented. Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
24227 agocs Agócs György
Young specimens growing in the rocks (Queretaro, Mexico) Photo by: Agócs György

8258 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Astrophytum ornatum Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
8262 cactus-art Cactus Art
Astrophytum ornatum Photo by: Cactus Art

8263 cactus-art Cactus Art
The body can be dark green with very few silvery felty "scales", or can be densely covered so as to appear nearly white. Photo by: Cactus Art
8259 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Astrophytum ornatum Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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