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Obregonia denegrii.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Genus: Obregonia
Species: O. denegrii
Binomial name
Obregonia denegrii
Obregonia map with arrow.svg

Ariocarpus denegrii (Fric) Marshall
Strombocactus denegrii (Fric) Rowley

Obregonia, the artichoke cactus, is a genus of cacti with a single species, Obregonia denegrii. The genus Obregonia is named after Álvaro Obregón.[1] This rare species resembles an inverted green pine cone with a woolly center. It grows slowly in culture and requires little water. It benefits from full sun and is multiplied by seed.

It may have traditional uses as medicine or a psychoactive. It is one of the closest living relatives of the genus Lophophora.


External links[edit]

Obregonia media at ARKive