Astrophytum myriostigma v. nudum

Scientific Name:  Astrophytum myriostigma v. nudum
Synonyms:  Echinocactus myriostigma v. nudum
Common Name:  Bishop's Cap
Other Names:  Bishop's Miter
Monk's Hood
Etymology:  Astrophytum: astron (star); phyton (plant) [Greek]
Myriostigma: myrios (countless or many); stigma (blemish) [Greek]
Nudum: nudum (bare or naked) [Latin]
Echinocactus: echinos (hedgehog); kaktos (thistle) [Greek]
Origin:  Mexico
Light:  Full sun.
Soil:  Lean mix: 1 part potting soil to 2 parts coarse sand.
Water:  Typical: Drench soil and let dry from Spring through Fall. Water sparingly during Winter dormancy period.
Min Temperature:  50F.
Blooms:  Yellow
Comments:  This nudum variety of Astrophytum myriostigma lacks the white spots normally present in the species. You could say that it is nude. It too is a 5-ribbed plant that blooms yellow. Unlike our white-spotted plant, this plant has not produced volunteer seedli
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