Lophophora williamsii (Lem. ex Salm-Dyck) J.M. Coult., Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 3(2): 131 131 1894. (syn: Anhalonium lewinii Henn. (Unresolved); Anhalonium williamsii (Lem.) C.F.Först. (Unresolved); Echinocactus williamsii Lem. (Unresolved); Lophophora lewinii (Hennings ex Lewin) C.H. Thomps.; Mammillaria lewinii (Henn.) H.Karst. (Unresolved));
cactus pudding, devil’s-root, diabolic-root, divine cactus, dry-whiskey, dumpling cactus, Indian-dope, mescal-buttons, turnip cactus, whiskey cactus, and white-mule.;
The various species of the genus Lophophora grow low to the ground and they often form groups with numerous, crowded shoots. The blue-green, yellow-green or sometimes reddish green shoots are mostly flattened spheres with sunken shoot tips. They can reach heights of from 2 to 7 centimeters (0.79 to 2.8 in) and diameters of 4 to 12 centimeters (1.6 to 4.7 in). There are often significant, vertical ribs consisting of low and rounded or hump-like bumps. From the cusp areoles arises a tuft of soft, yellowish or whitish woolly hairs. Spines are absent. Flowers are pink or white to slightly yellowish, sometimes reddish. They open during the day, are from 1 to 2.4 centimeters long, and reach a diameter from 1 to 2.2 centimeters.
The cactus produces flowers sporadically; these are followed by small edible pink fruit. The club-shaped to elongated, fleshy fruits are bare and more or less rosy colored. At maturity, they are brownish-white and dry. The fruits do not burst open on their own and they are between 1.5 and 2 centimeters long. They contain black, pear-shaped seeds that are 1 to 1.5 mm long and 1 mm wide. The seeds require hot and humid conditions to germinate. (Ref. Wikipedia– 11.3.13);
Cactus for ID : Flower Show,Mumbai : 030313 : AK-2:
An ornamental cactus seen at the flower show in Mumbai during Feb,2011.
Cultivated, potted plant.
Lophophora sp, possibly williamsi—
lophophora williamcii captosa i think thats the spelling caps have lots of babies are big bloomers self fertle some don’t bloom too much
Multiple grafted Lophophora’s
I’d say an old Lophophora williamsii (probably caespitosa). It’s probably had several heads popped off for grafting or sharing.
yeah thats the spelling i’m looking for
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or peyote as it is commonly named.
As an aside it is used for its psychoactive properties.
A Cactaceae member.
Native to southwestern Texas and Mexico.
Long history of its use for more than 5500 years.