Aztekium ritteri

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Aztekium ritteri
Aztekium ritteri 1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Genus: Aztekium
Species: A. ritteri
Binomial name
Aztekium ritteri

Aztekium ritteri is a species of cactus, in the genus Aztekium. It is one of the two species that make up the genus. The species originated in Mexico.[1] Aztekium is a genus endemic to Mexico.[2][unreliable source?][dead link]

In Mexico, Aztekium ritterii it is called “Peyotillo.” However, even though it contains N-methyltyramine, hordenine, anhalidine, mescaline, pellotine, and 3-methoxytyramine, there have been no ethnobotanical reports that state that it has ever been used by native Indians.[3][unreliable source?][dead link]

Blooming habits[edit]

The Aztekium ritteri blooms throughout the summer, producing an abundance of white and pink flowers measuring less than one centimeter in diameter. These flowers are followed by small pink fruit that open when ripe and let out tiny seeds.[1]


  1. ^ a b Faucon, Philippe (1998–2005). "Aztekium ritteri". Retrieved 23 April 2009. 
  2. ^ Benson (1982). "Hallucinogenic Cacti". Retrieved 26 April 2009. 
  3. ^ Schultes (1937). "Hallucinogenic Cacti". Retrieved 26 April 2009.