Genus: Astrophytum Lem.

Possible synonym of: Echinocactus Link & Otto

Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Genus number: 1109
Last updated: 23-Feb-2004
Accession Count: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: all accepted species are in GRIN

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Anderson, E. F. 2001. The cactus family
  2. Hunt, D. R. 1999. The genera of the Cactoideae, current status. Cactaceae Consensus Init. 8:12. Note: should be included in Echinocactus Link & Otto
  3. Rodriguez, A. 1994. Astrophytum. The star cacti. New Plantsman 1:84-94.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 14 August 2020.