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Photo by Jose Barto.

Author:  William Jackson Hooker 1848
Family:  Cactaceae
Habitat:   Mexico
Soil:   Mix
Water:   Medium
Sun:   Maximum
Thickness:  20 centimetres
Height:  80 centimetres
Flower:   Yellow
Propagate:   Seeds/Cuttings
Names:   -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Cactaceae family was described by William Jackson Hooker in 1848. It's from the north and central of Mexico. Well-drained soil, some water and light shade to full sun. The stem (almost caudex) grows to 20 centimetres in diameter and it reaches for 80 centimetres. The flowers are yellow, and it can also be reproduced by cuttings.