Astrophytum myriostigma Lemaire
Cactacearum Genera nova Speciesque novae et
omnium in Horto Monvillano cultarum: 4-6 1839
Original description cv.
Japan, Garden origin (Nursery
Conservation status: Listed in
CITES appendix 2.
- A. myriostigma 'columnaris' cv.minima
- A. myriostigma cv. Huboki
Remarks: Don't confound
and "HUBOKI" are two very similar cultivars both in the name and in the
general appearance, but not the same plant! HUBOKI has white dots that
condense at evenly-spaced intervals on the epidermis forming a cloud
like decorative design,
whilst the dots of HUBUKI are spaced in a more uniform manner.