Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Caryophyllales
Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Cactoideae
Tribus: Cacteae
Genus: Acharagma
Species: A. aguirreana - A. roseana




Acharagma is a genus of two small cacti species from northern Mexico.

These cacti are usually solitary but sometimes occur in small clusters. The globose stems tend to be about 3-7 cm in diameter. The ribs have tubercles, with ungrooved areoles. The flowers are at the stem tips, and range from cream to pink and yellow.

The genus is of relatively recent creation, the species originally being described as part of Escobaria, although recognized as a separate section by Nigel Taylor in 1983, and raised to a genus by Charles Glass in 1998.


* Edward F. Anderson, The Cactus Family (Timber Press, 2001), pp. 108-109

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