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  Astrophytum hybrid AS-CAP
(A. asterias  x A. capricorne  )

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A beautiful  hybrid with woolly areoles and a few short spines.

Description: The superb feature of some of this hybrids is due to the intersection between the traits of the ancestors.  Many of them have inherited by A. capricorne raised ribs but spines are usually very short.  The flower are also very beautiful.

Photo of  Astrophytum hybrids:



Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Origin Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

A nice plant obtained by controlled pollination of  
Astrophytum asterias
x ♂ Astrophytum capricorne

Compare with the inverse hybrid CAP-AS which is similar but with (usually) longer spines.

Many Astrophytum hybrids have been developed involving A. asterias & A. capricorne and are now in cultivation.


A beautiful dichotomous old specimen.


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Photo gallery Astrophytum


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