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  Astrophytum ornatum forma cristata CACTUSPEDIA       

 


 Astrophytum ornatum:  a very rare crested form.
 

 

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of Astrophytum asterias.

 

 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Astrophytum ornatum (DC.) Weber
In: Britt & Rose, Cactaceae 3: 185. 1922

Origin: Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.


The Astrophytum ornatum blooms in summer. The flowers (6-8 cm wide) are pale yellow with bright silken sheen and scented.
 

 




 

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