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Coryphantha difficilis

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This is a very rare strongly spined species Stems are bluish-grey green.  Very  Beautiful.

Cultivation: In culture, contrary to its name "difficilis" (difficult) this species does not show special problems, but it is very slow-growing. In C. difficilis the observation of the plant development from radial spined youth-forms to the definite, wildly spined outlook is particularly interesting.

Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name: Coryphantha difficilis (Quehl) A.Berger 1929

Synonyms:

  • Mammillaria difficilis Quehl 1908.
  • Coryphantha densispina Werdermann in Fedde 1932

Origin: Grows in the Mexican state of Coahuila

 

 


Description:
Solitary.
Stem:  Spherical to short cylindrical bluish-Gray green stems up to 8 cm tall , 6 cm in diameter.
Tubercles: The tubercles are oblique and their outer end points outwards.
Central spines: 0-4 up to 3 cm long
Radial spines: 12 to 14 , up to 2 cm long ( Similarly to Coryphantha salinensis two types of radial spines can be differentiated: lower, stiff, regularly radiating, often only 10 mm long spines and upper, longer (up to 20 mm) often bundled spines.)
Flowers: The flowers are large purely yellow, without any red in the throat.

 

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