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Coryphantha compacta


Common Name(s):
Synonym(s): Mammillaria compacta, Coryphantha palmeri
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Distribution: Chihuahua, Durango, Tamaulipas - Mexico (North America)
Habit: Globose-Cylindrical
Flower: YellowEncounterability: Common Locally in Some Areas
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Coryphantha compacta
C. compacta
Picture taken at: Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, AZ

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
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Coryphantha compacta subsp. palmeri


Common Name(s):
Synonym(s): Mammillaria compacta, Coryphantha palmeri
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Distribution: Chihuahua, Durango, Tamaulipas - Mexico (North America)
Habit: Globose-Cylindrical
Flower: YellowEncounterability: Common Locally in Some Areas
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Original Description: The Cactaceae 4 p.39 - Britton & Rose (1920)
Plant-body globular; tubercles closely set in about 13 rows but not very regularly arranged, pale green, not very flaccid; radial spines 11 to 14, rather stout, spreading nearly at right angles to the central one, yellowish; tips often blackish; central spine one, stout, terete, hooked at apex; young areoles very woolly; flowers central, pale yellow to nearly white, about 3 cm long; outer perianth-segments linear-oblong, acute, brownish on broad mid-rib, entire, the inner yellow throughout, acuminate; stamens numerous; stigma lobes 9, linear, cream-colored.
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Coryphantha compacta
C. compacta subsp. palmeri
Picture taken at: Huntington Library and Gardens, San Marino, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Coryphantha compacta
C. compacta subsp. palmeri
Picture taken at: Süleyman Demir's Private Collection in Ankara, Turkey

Photographer: Süleyman

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