Lophophora Williamsii Regional Varieties Cacti
Lophophora Williamsii Regional Varieties Cactus Plant
Age: 3+ years
Average size: 2.3cm
The names listed are the geographical regions in which the selected Lophophora cacti decent from. The lineage istraced from parents that were grown from wild collected seed at the specific localities in Mexico.
At this age they all appear similar, 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.