Definition of Ariocarpus fissuratus
1. Noun. Usually unbranched usually spineless cactus covered with warty tubercles and having magenta flowers and white or green fruit; resembles the related mescal; northeastern Mexico and southwestern United States.
Generic synonyms: Cactus
Group relationships: Ariocarpus, Genus Ariocarpus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Ariocarpus Fissuratus
Literary usage of Ariocarpus fissuratus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1915)
"... or more or less fissured and presenting a warty appearance, as in Ariocarpus fissuratus. One of these species is figured by Lumholtz under the name of ..."
2. The Cactaceae: Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Joseph Nelson Rose (1922)
"Hort. 16: Misc. 72. 1869) who gives it FIG. 94.—Ariocarpus retusus. FIG. 95.—ariocarpus fissuratus. as a synonym of A. ..."