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Coryphantha maiz-tablasensis

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Coryphantha maiz-tablasensis is easy to grow and very willing to flowers.
 

Description: Coryphantha maiz-tablasensis is a slowly depressed-globular cactus, often clumping and group-forming, with distinct beety root and probably is the easiest Coryphantha to be recognized for its 4-5 radial short radial spines. 
Stems: Depressed spherical up to 9 cm broad and high, they are offsetting and forming clumps.
Roots: Tap root.
Areoles: Woolly, glandless.
Central spines: Absent.
Radial spines: 4-5(-9) white with dark tip, 5-8(-12)mm long.
Flowers:
It blooms easily, the crème-white flowers are 4-6 cm in diameter.
 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name: Coryphantha maiz-tablasensis Backeberg

Origin: It comes from the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí.

Habitat: C. maiztablasensis is a group-forming plant which grow well hidden in mud flats with a very few accompanying trees or shrubs The soil is sandy gypsum (up to 98% gypsum content), usually dry.
The type-locality near Las Tablas in the Mexican State of San Luis Potosí is more and more endangered by intensified farming and large portions of the range have already been lost, the same is true for the few other locations known. This species grows together with Turbinicarpus lophophoroides, while in the immediate vicinity, where the concentration of salts is lower, it’s possible to find Lophophora viridescens, Ariocarpus kotskoubeyanus and Ancistrocactus uncinatus.
 

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Synonyms:

  • Coryphantha maiz-tablensis

 

 

 

 

Cultivation: In culture without problems and very willing to flower C. maiz-tablasensis needs a deep pot to accommodate its beet root. Full sun to light shade in summer. Water sparingly, keep drier in winter. Needs good drainage.  Frost Tolerance: Hardy to -4°C.

Propagation: Offsets as it is a suckering cactus or by seeds.

 

 

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