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Useful Temperate Plants

Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus

(Lem.) K.Schum.

Cactaceae

+ Synonyms

Anhalonium fissipedum Monv. ex C.F.Forst.

Anhalonium kotchubeyi Lem. ex Salm-Dyck

Anhalonium kotschoubeyanum Lem.

Anhalonium sulcatum Salm-Dyck

Ariocarpus rotchubeyanus Cobbold

Ariocarpus sulcatus (Salm-Dyck) K.Schum.

Mammillaria sulcata Salm-Dyck

Roseocactus kotschoubeyanus (Lem.) A.Berger

Stromatocactus kotschoubeyi Karw. ex C.F.Först. & Rümpler

Common Name: Pezuña de Venado

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General Information

Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus 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 - 7cm 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 sought after by cactus enthusiasts as a curiosity,and is often illagally collected from the wild for horticulture[
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Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus has a very wide distribution and has a very large population. However, the distribution is extremely fragmented primarily because the species is an edaphic specialist, but there is also habitat loss and degradation. The subpopulations are very disjunct, but known from at least 35 locations. Many of the locations are threatened by local people who collect the plants for medicinal purposes. The species is also impacted by habitat destruction and habitat degradation through human activities. This cactus will soon be extirpated at some locations. The plant is classified as 'Near Threatened' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2017)[
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IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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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.
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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 - northeastern and eastern Mexico (Coahulia and Nuevo León,southwards to Querétaro)

Habitat

In and around the edges of the Chihuahuan Desert, where it grows on calcareous or gypsum soils mostly on silty flood plains[
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 StatusNear Threatened
HabitEvergreen Perennial
Height0.10 m
Growth RateSlow
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus 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.
].
The plant never rises above ground level, making it very difficult to see. In addition, silt often blows over it in the dry season, completely hiding it from view[
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.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant is used as an anti-inflammatory and as an analgesic[
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.
].
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..
]

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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