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Aztekium ritteri Boed.
Monatsschr. Deutsch. Kakteen-Ges. 1: 52. 1929
Family: CACTACEAE

Aztekium ritteri Photo by: Prof. Ilham Alakbarov

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Aztekium ritteri Boed.
Monatsschr. Deutsch. Kakteen-Ges. 1: 52. 1929
Synonymy: 5
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Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Aztekium ritterii group

  • Aztekium ritteri Boed.: Very slow growing cactus, seldom exceeding 5 cm in diameter and rather less in height, with 9 to 11 rounded ribs crossed by numerous horizontal furrows. Between these true ribs are small secondary ribs, reaching about halfway up the plant body.
  • Aztekium ritterii f. cristatum hort.: Crested form.
  • Aztekium ritterii f. montruosa hort.: monstrous form.
  • Aztekium ritterii f. senilis hort.: this a woollier form of Aztekium ritterii distinguished by its areoles densely covered by tufts of soft tangled greyish-white hair. Origin: unknown.


25227 flavio Flavio Agrosi
Aztekium ritteri Photo by: Flavio Agrosi
25832 Ilham Prof. Ilham Alakbarov
Aztekium ritteri Photo by: Prof. Ilham Alakbarov

967 cactus-art Cactus Art
Aztekium ritteri Photo by: Cactus Art
973 andrea Andrea B.
Aztekium ritteri Photo by: Andrea B.

8438 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Aztekium ritteri Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
961 cactus-art Cactus Art
- Aztekium ritterii is unlikely to be mistaken for any other species. It grows extremely slowly (about only 1mm per year! ). This plant is considered a sacred plant for some Mexican tribes. The name of this genus refers to the similarity of the plant with Aztec sculpture designs. Photo by: Cactus Art

18681 Ilham Prof. Ilham Alakbarov
Aztekium ritteri Photo by: Prof. Ilham Alakbarov
26061 paolo Paolo Di Varena
Aztekium ritteri Photo by: Paolo Di Varena

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