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Astrophytum Ornatum
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Astrophytum Ornatum

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Species from Mexico. The white flakes on the outer skin have a dual purpose, to absorb moisture and to reflect the hot rays of the sun. Mature plants produce flowers mid summer that are pale yellow and up to 3 and a half inches across. Height 4 feet, diameter 6 inches.

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