Taxon: Astrophytum asterias (Zucc.) Lem.

Genus: Astrophytum
Family: Cactaceae
  Subfamily: Cactoideae
      Tribe: Cacteae
Nomen number: 319166
Place of publication: Cactées 50. 1868
Name Verified on: 04-Dec-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 04-Dec-2007
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix I: ()
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide New Plantsman 1:91. 1994)
  • Fish & Wildlife Endangered species: ()

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Nuevo Leon, - Tamaulipas
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


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  • Anderson, E. F. The cactus family. 2001 (Cact Fam)
  • Anderson, E. F. et al. Threatened cacti of Mexico. 1994 (Threat Cact Mex)
  • Benson, L. The cacti of the United States and Canada. 1982 (Cact US Can)
  • Bravo-Hollis, H. & H. Sánchez-Mejorada Las Cactáceas de México, vol. 1 - 1978, vols. 2,3 - 1991 (Cact Mex)
  • CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource). (CITES Appendices)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Hunt, D. CITES Cactaceae checklist. 1992 (CITES Cact L)
  • Hunt, D. et al., eds. The new cactus lexicon. 2006 (Cact Lexicon)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 1994 (L US Can ed2)
  • Rodriguez, A. 1994. Astrophytum: the star cacti (New Plantsman) 1:84-94.
  • United States Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Species Information: threatened and endangered animals and plants (on-line resource). (US Fish & Wildl List)


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