Common Name: pine cone cactus
Origin: Tephrocactus articulatus originated in western Argentina, (Cordoba, Catamarca, Mendoza, La Rioja, San Luis, Salta, and Santiago Del Estero provinces) in a highly variable landscape.
Description: The pine cone cactus forms upright gray-green growths with globular, pine-cone shaped segments. Cacti usually reach 12 inches tall, with segments nearing 4 inches. Additionally, this species possesses round, woolly areoles with small brown glochids - from which showy bell-shaped flowers emerge, being white with yellow centers.
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