|Scientific Name||Ariocarpus fissuratus var. fissuratus (Mammillaria fissurata)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ARFI|
|Common Name||Living Rock Cactus, Chautle Living-rock||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||19876|
|Description||Habitat: Chihuahuan desert scrub, rocky, limestone soils; 1600 to 5000 ft.
Plant: Solitary cactus with exposed portion of stem almost flush with the ground, less than 1-1/4 inch tall and 4 inches across; triangular, warty, overlapping tubercles with texture resembling rock chips; greenish-gray or brown becoming somewhat yellow with age.
Inflorescence: Single or multiple pink to magenta flowers 1 to 1-3/4 inches across growing from the top of the stem; numerous yellow anthers on white filaments surround white stigma lobes.
Bloom Period: September to November.
References: "Cacti of Texas" by Powell, Weedin and Powell, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, www.cactiguide.com and American Southwest.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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