Ar·​i·​o·​car·​pus | \ ˌarē(ˌ)ōˈkärpəs, -rēəˈk- \

Definition of Ariocarpus

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

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History and Etymology for Ariocarpus

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 11 Jul. 2020.

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