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  Astrophytum myriostigma Lem.
  Family Name : Cactaceae

  Common Names : Bishop's Cap

 
Bishop's Cap
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Shrub
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
      Plant Shape :
      Rounded
      Maximum Height :
      0.6 m
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Mexico
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial (Mountain)
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Highland / Montane
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Succulent with a round, ribbed shape, growing up to 0.6 m tall.
      Stems: Stem usually divided into 5 ribs, acquiring 3-5 more ribs as it matures. The edge of each rib is lined with spineless, wooly, brownish to greyish areoles (an area on cacti stems where spines, flowers, leaves or branches emerge). The stem looks white or greyish, because it is covered in tiny white, hairy scales.
      Flowers: Pale yellow, glossy flowers are funnel-shaped with bright yellow anthers and stigma (male and female flower parts, respectively).
      Habitat :
      Occurs in the highlands of northern and central Mexico.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Stems
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Dry Soils / Drought, Well-Drained Soils, Shallow Media (8 -10cm)
      Landscape Uses :
      Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Rockery / Desert Garden
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun, Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Little Water
      Plant Growth Rate :
      Moderate
      Maintenance Requirements :
      Moderate
      Propagation Method :
      Seed
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      Yellow / Golden
      FlowerTexture(s) :
      Smooth
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Location :
      Terminal
      Flower Symmetry :
      Radial
      Individual Flower Shape :
      Funnelform / Funnel-shaped
      Flower Size :
      5.5 cm
      Flowering Habit :
      Polycarpic
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      Green, [Remarks] (Tannish-red)
      Mature Fruit Texture(s) :
      Scaly
      Mature Seed Colour(s) :
      Brown

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