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Astrophytum asterias

A beautiful cactus sought after by enthusiasts which occurs naturally in a small part of Texas and in Mexico.It is low-domed and spineless, resembling a dead, spineless sea urchin in appearance. The disc-shaped body is divided into 7 - 10 sections, known as ribs; in the middle of each rib there are woolly areoles. The body is a greenish-brown and may appear speckled from its covering of white scales.  The flowers of this cactus are yellow with red bases and the outer parts are very woolly  Green to pink oval fruits are produced; the outside coat is covered with woolly hairs