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Astrophytum myriostigma cv. Tao (var. bicostatum)



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A two ribbed myriostigma! a very rare event.
(1,5 years old 2,5 cm top view - September 2004)

Etymology:  The variety name bicostatum derives from the Latin prefix “bi” which means “bis, twice, two”  and the Latin adjectives “costatus” meaning “ribbed” ( From the Latin word “costa” a rib) ”  ( The specific name implies: "two ribbed")
 The cultivars name has been chosen referring to the Tao symbol ( the image of yang and yin) for its resemblance to the form of this peculiar plant.


The birth of a two ribbed A. myriostigma is really a rare and memorable event in Cactus Art nursery.
Till now only two plants over thousand plants born with this uncommon feature. They are young plants and are born from the same seed pod, hoping that they maintain the rare characteristic. One of the two "bicostatum" was at first a relatively common "tricostatum" seedling, but when became one year old it lost one of three ribs, and now it is growing with only two!



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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Astrophytum myriostigma Lemaire
Original description: Cactacearum Genera nova Speciesque novae et omnium in Horto Monvillano cultarum: 4-6 1839

cv. TAO (forma bicostata)

Origin Japan, Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

The same plant
ide wiew of the 2 ribs)


Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of Astrophytum myriostigma:

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