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Author:  Nathaniel Lord Britton & Joseph Nelson Rose 1922
Family:  Cactaceae 
Habitat:   Mexico
Soil:   Grit
Water:   Minimum
Sun:   Maximum
Thickness:  40 centimetres
Height:  1 meter
Flower:   Orange/Yellow
Propagate:   Seeds
Names:   -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Cactaceae family was first described by Britt and Rose in 1922. It is from Mexico, where it grows in grit on the hill-sides. It gets lots of water in two months and lots of sun all year. It will grow to 40 centimetres in diameter and one meter high. The flowers are orange/yellow, and seeds are the only way of reproducing. I found Rikke´s in Roskilde 2001.