Common name: Ornamental monk’s hood, Star cactus, Bishop’s cap

Succulent cactus with single short cylndrical stems up to 35 cm high and 15 cm thick, usually with 8 acute ribs, white floccose; areoles distant, spines 5-11, awl-shaped, littele curved, yellow becoming brown to 4 cm long; fls yellow, up to 8 cm across; fruit splitting longitudinally. 
 
 


 

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Astrophytum ornatum from Cactus Park Panchkula: Astrophytum ornatum from Cactus Park Panchkula
 


 

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Astrophytum ornatum from Cactus Garden, Panchkula: Astrophytum ornatum (DC.) Britton & Rose, Cact. 3:185. 1922 syn:  Echinocactus ornatum DC  
Common name: Ornamental monk’s hood, Star cactus, Bishop’s cap 
Succulent cactus with single short cylndrical stems up to 35 cm high and 15 cm thick, usually with 8 acute ribs, white floccose; areoles distant, spines 5-11, awl-shaped, littele curved, yellow becoming brown to 4 cm long; fls yellow, up to 8 cm across; fruit splitting longitudinally.


 

Cactus for ID : Flower Show,Mumbai : 071012 : AK-1: An ornamental, cultivated Cactus seen at the Flower Show in Mumbai on 18/2/2011.

Could this be Astrophytum, Bishop’s Cap Cactus?
I faintly remember reading something to do with ‘Bishop’s’ on the label?
On searching the net, found this possibility.


it is astrophytum ornatum


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Cactus For ID : MNP,Mumbai : 020513 : AK-4 Attachments (1). 3 posts by 2 authors.
A small, cultivated, potted Cactus seen at the Bonsai, Bougainvillea and Cactus Show at MNP, in Mumbai.

Picture taken on 31/3/13.
Kindly id.


Astrophytum ornatum 


 

 
  
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