nuevo león living rock cactus, orejas de conejo, orejitas Ariocarpus scaphirostris var. swobodae Halda, Horácek & Panarotto 1998
Plants small with only the tubercles rising above ground level, dark green to brown, 4-9 cm (1.6-3.5 in) in diameter. Tubercles divergent, more or less triangular in cross section, more than twice on long as wide, somewhat pointed. Areoles absent at or near the tips. Flowers magenta, 4 cm (1.6 in) in diameter. Fruits rarely seen. Distribution: flaky limestone soil in a single valley in Nuevo León, Mexico. Ariocarpus scaphirostris, the epithet originally published as "scapha-rostrus" (see Hunt 1991c), is rare and is listed in Appendix I of CITES.
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