Ariocarpus fissuratus (Engelm.) K.Schum.

Body mostly to 10 cm wide, grey-green to brownish. Tubercles deeply fissured and wrinkled with a felted groove above. Flowers magenta.

NE Mexico


Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus (Lem.) K. Schum. comes from E & NE Mexico; the other species with a tubercular groove is generally smaller and darker green without the deep tubercular furrowing.

Source: Thompson, A, ; Forbes, S.; Spencer, R. (1997). Cactaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Caryophyllanae
order      Caryophyllales
family       Cactaceae
genus        Ariocarpus Scheidw.