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Useful Temperate Plants

Ariocarpus bravoanus

H.M.Hern. & E.F.Anderson

Cactaceae

+ Synonyms

Ariocarpus fissuratus bravoanus (H.M.Hern. & E.F.Anderson) L├╝thy

Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus bravoanus (H.M.Hern. & E.F.Anderson) Halda

Ariocarpus fissuratus hintonii Stuppy & N.P.Taylor

Common Name:

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General Information

Ariocarpus bravoanus is a very low-growing, succulent, evergreen plant with a rosette-like shape, growing from a large, fleshy taproot. The short, unbranched stem is around 3 - 9cm in diameter, and is almost level with the ground[
1987
Title
The Cactus Family
Publication
 
Author
Anderson E.F.
Publisher
Timber Press; Portland, Oregon
Year
2001
ISBN
0-88192-498-9
Description
An excellent work, giving botanical descriptions of virtually all the cacti, together with their range (but not their habitats) and sometimes also a photo. it also contains a long chapter detailing the many uses of cacti and another on cultivation..
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine. It is highly sought after by cactus enthusiasts as an ornamental,and is often illagally collected from the wild for horticulture[
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IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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The population of Ariocarpus bravoanus is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline due to the impacts of illegal collection for horticulture; agricultural activities; and other human disturbance. Some of the locations have been severely depleted by collectors and at least one was completely destroyed by agriculture. Some localities are still untouched, but should collectors find these, the status of the species may need to be reassessed. Both subspecies are classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
,
1987
Title
The Cactus Family
Publication
 
Author
Anderson E.F.
Publisher
Timber Press; Portland, Oregon
Year
2001
ISBN
0-88192-498-9
Description
An excellent work, giving botanical descriptions of virtually all the cacti, together with their range (but not their habitats) and sometimes also a photo. it also contains a long chapter detailing the many uses of cacti and another on cultivation..

Range

Southern N. America - northeast Mexico (San Luis Postosi)

Habitat

Xerophytic shrubland among outcrops of limestone rocks; at elevations from 1,500 - 2,000 metres[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Properties

Conservation StatusEndangered
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Perennial
Height0.10 m
Growth RateSlow
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Ariocarpus bravoanus is a plant of arid and semi-arid areas in northeast Mexico. It is known to experience short-lived, light frosts in the wild.
Requires a sunny position in a very well-drained, circumneutral soil[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].
A very slow-growing plant[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

Entire plants are soaked in alcohol. The liquid is then used to treat rheumatism and other aches and pains[
1987
Title
The Cactus Family
Publication
 
Author
Anderson E.F.
Publisher
Timber Press; Portland, Oregon
Year
2001
ISBN
0-88192-498-9
Description
An excellent work, giving botanical descriptions of virtually all the cacti, together with their range (but not their habitats) and sometimes also a photo. it also contains a long chapter detailing the many uses of cacti and another on cultivation..
]. (refers to subspecies hintonii)

Other Uses

Gum and mucilage obtained from all parts of the plant are used in mending broken pottery and as a glue for fastening various items[
1987
Title
The Cactus Family
Publication
 
Author
Anderson E.F.
Publisher
Timber Press; Portland, Oregon
Year
2001
ISBN
0-88192-498-9
Description
An excellent work, giving botanical descriptions of virtually all the cacti, together with their range (but not their habitats) and sometimes also a photo. it also contains a long chapter detailing the many uses of cacti and another on cultivation..
].

Propagation

Seed -
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