Living Rocks of Mexico




  • Habitat Images - Illustrations and comments on all species of Ariocarpus in habitat.

  • Anderson, E. F. 1958. A recent field trip in search of Ariocarpus. Cactus and Succulent Journal of America 30(6):171-174.

  • Anderson, E. F. 1999. Ariocarpus: Some Reminiscences.  Cact. Succ. J. (U S )Vol. 71 (1999). No .4, p180-190.

Field Numbers


  • History - A taxonomic history of the genus Ariocarpus.

  • People - Biographies of Botanists who have  worked on the plants.

  • Literature References - Bibliography of papers and articles on the genus.

  • On Line Publications - Reproductions of papers, and relevant extracts from longer texts.

    Unabridged Papers

  • Abridged Texts

    • Britton N.L. & Rose J.N. 1937 The Cactaceae, (second edition)

    • Boedeker, Friederich. 1930. Ariocarpus scapharostrus Boed., sp.n. Monatsschrift fur Kakteenkunde 2 :60-61.

    • Coulter, J. M. 1894. Preliminary revision of the North American species of Cactus, Anhalonium, and Lophophora. Contributions from the U. S. National Herbarium 3(2):91-132.

    • Engelmann, G. 1858. Cactaceae of the Boundary. Report of the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, Vol. 2, Senate Ex. Doe, No. 108, Washington, D. C., 1859.

    • Schumann K. M. 1901. Blühende Kakteen Iconographiae Cactacearum Im Auf Trage, J Neumann, Neudam.

    • Schumann 1908, Gesamtbeschreibung der Kakteen f. 96; Ann. Rep. Smiths. Inst.


  • Cultivars - Illustrations of hybrids, cristates, variegates etc.

  • Anderson , M. 1999. Ariocarpus Cultivars: An Overview of Cristates, Hybrids, Monstrose Forms and Other Oddities Cact. Succ. J. (U S )Vol. 71 (1999). No .4, p191-200.

  • Neudecker T. 1985. Crossing Experiments Within the Genus Ariocarpus. Scheidweiler. B.C.S.S. Journal Volume 3 (1) 14-17


  • Cultivation - Cultivation of plants based on experiences in the United Kingdom.

  • Laras, A. 1999. Growing Ariocarpus From Seed. Cact. Succ. J. (U S )Vol. 71 (1999). No .4, p210-215.

  • Quail D. 1997  Slow Growing Cacti From Seed BCSS Jornal Vol 15 (1), p16-20.

  • Rushforth D.1981. Seedling grafting on Pereskiopsis. NCSS Journal Vol 36(1), p22-23.


  • Ethnobotany - Ethnobotanical uses of  the genus Ariocarpus.


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