Scientific name: Astrophytum myriostigma
Original description: Cactacearum Genera nova Speciesque novae et
omnium in Horto Monvillano cultarum: 4-6 1839
cv. ONZUKA FUKURYIU (Whit supplementary
ribs between the normal ribs)
Conservation status: Listed in
CITES appendix 2.
Japan, Garden origin (Nursery
Etymology: FUKURYU is a Japanese word that would mean
presence of additional ribs (coasts). This plant will develop
protuberances (like beginnings of ribs) or small extra ribs (more or
less prominent ). Usually this additional ribs will not reach the plant
apex, they have not areoles and develops on the lateral side sandwiched
between two contiguous true rib.
There is also a different form of ‘Fukuryu’ which has many “warts”
between the ribs.
"tricostatum" just means it has 3 ribs. There are some
other varieties of the 3 ribs, such as "nudum
"Fukuryiu tricostatum", "Onzuka
Fukuryiu tricostatum" etc.