Obregonia

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Obregonia
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Core eudicots
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Cactaceae
Subfamily:Cactoideae
Tribe:Cacteae
Genus:Obregonia
Fric
Species:O. denegrii
Binomial name
Obregonia denegrii
Fric
Synonyms

Ariocarpus denegrii (Fric) Marshall
Strombocactus denegrii (Fric) Rowley

 
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Obregonia
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Core eudicots
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Cactaceae
Subfamily:Cactoideae
Tribe:Cacteae
Genus:Obregonia
Fric
Species:O. denegrii
Binomial name
Obregonia denegrii
Fric
Synonyms

Ariocarpus denegrii (Fric) Marshall
Strombocactus denegrii (Fric) Rowley

Obregonia, the artichoke cactus, is a genus of cacti with a single species, Obregonia denegrii. The genus Obregonia is named after Álvaro Obregón.[1] This rare species resembles an inverted green pine cone with a woolly center. It grows slowly in culture and requires little water. It is benefited by full sun and is multiplied by seed.

It may have traditional uses as medicine or a psychoactive. It is one of the closest living relatives of Lophophora williamsii.

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External links

Obregonia media at ARKive