The Cactus That Sinks Into the Ground - South Texas Star Cactus

Astrophytum asterias is easily one of the rarest _ also most bizarre cacti in North America, only occuring in a handful of sites in South Texas and Tamaulipas, Mexico. In this video we examine the habitat, the peculiar geologic setting, and many of the species that grow with it, including but not limited to :

Echinocereus fitchii
Echinocereus poselgeri
Varilla texana (Asteraceae)
Vachellia rigidula (Fabaceae)
Coryphantha macromeris
Thelocactus bicolor
Jatropha dioica (Euphorbiaceae)
Sporobolus sp. (Poaceae)
and more

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