Lophophora Williamsii Regional Varieties Cacti
Lophophora Williamsii Regional Variety Cactus
Age: 3+ years
Average size: 2+cm
The names refer to the geographical regions in which the selected Lophophora cacti descend from. The lineage is traced from parents that were grown from wild collected seed in the specific location.
At this age they all appear nearly identical, it is in their later years that they may begin to exhibit a physical appearance unique to a specific region.
Description: Lophophora williamsii is a solitary or (rarely) caespitose, spineless cactus.
Stem: Glaucous green, dull bluish or greyish green, very succulent, globular, top-shaped, or somewhat flattened up to 6 cm tall, 12 cm diameter, with a woolly top; The subterranean portion of the stem, which is as wide as the aerial portion, extends several cm below the surface of the ground and transitions smoothly into a large taproot which may extend over 25 cm below ground level.
Ribs: (5 when young) 7 to 13 (very rarely 4 or 14 ) broad, rounded, straight, or spiralled, often tuberculate, sometimes irregular and indistinct, with transverse furrows.
Areoles: Round spineless, bearing flowers only when young with some bunches of long erect, matted, wooly greyish hairs, up to 1 cm long.
Flowers: Solitary, campanulate, 1.5-2.5 cm across when open usually pink (rarely whitish). They emerge from the mass of hairs at umbilicate centre of crown each surrounded by a mass of long hairs.
Blooming season: Flowers sporadically throughout summer.
Fruits: Club-shaped, red to pinkish, 2 cm long or shorter which can be very delectable and sweet-tasting when eaten.