Living Rocks of Mexico
Ariocarpus retusus subsp. retusus

[ Habitat ]



Location: Los Novillos, Zacatecas

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A. retusus LRM330, habitat at dusk. 
A. retusus LRM330, an average sized adult plant.

A. retusus LRM330, a clustered specimen.



This was an opportunistic find answering a call of nature after a long, unsuccessful drive to find A. fissuratus west of this location!!  Nighttime was rapidly falling and that has taken its toll on the photographic quality.  The plant is a sharply pointed tubercled ‘furfuraceus’ type and grows on low limestone slopes.  We need to revisit this population to gain more information and obtain better photos!

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