Cactus Flower Astrophytum capricorne


Astrophytum capricorne (A.Dietr.) Britton & Rose 1922, a member of the Cactus family (Cactaceae) with beautiful flowers, is commonly called goat’s horn cactus, which points to the goat`s horn like spins. The Astrophytum capricorne cactus is native to the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico. Astrophytum capricorne has primarily been described by the German botanist Albert Gottfried Dietrich (1795 – 1856) in the year 1851 as Echinocatus capricornis. In 1922 the cactus plant has been included in the genus Astrophytum by the American botanists Nathaniel Lord Britton and Joseph Nelson Rose.
The impressive, fragrant yellow flowers with a red maw get a size of 4-6 cm in diameter.
Flowering period: May - August.

Astrophytum capricorne
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