: a genus of spineless cacti found in Texas and adjacent Mexico consisting of spirally arranged triangular horny tubercles

Word History


New Latin, from ario- (from Aria section of Sorbus once considered a separate genus of Malaceae, from Greek aria holm oak) + -carpus

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“Ariocarpus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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