Coryphantha ramillosa
"Big Bend Cory Cactus"

     From southwest Texas and northern Mexico, Coryphantha ramillosa is a lethally spined rarely clumping cactus with heads to 4 inches tall and 2 to 4 inches across. It produces pink to magenta flowers similar to C. elephantidens.
     This beautiful specimen came from Tohono Chul Park in Tucson. It's got three big fruits so I'm hoping the seeds are viable. One fruit fell off in transport and the seeds were small and brown. They may not be mature yet so I'm leaving the other fruits on the plant as long as I can.
     Update August 2007, no seeds but here's a flower. Then three at once in early September.

in August
A view
from the top
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