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|Obregonia denegrii is also known as the Artichoke cactus. They come from Tamaulipas: Ciudad Victoria, Mexico. It is named after Alvaro Obregon president of Mexico 1880-1928. Extracts of this cactus have been shown to have antibiotic activity. Sometimes they grow in areas with much rain and get washed out by the rain. Obregonia is among the most famous of all cacti for its unique artichoke-shaped stem. It is the only representative of its monospecific genus and is related to Ariocarpus. It grows almost always as a solitary plant levelled with the ground, with the sunk and woolly apex. It is considered an intermediate form between Ariocarpus and Lophophora. It has spines 2 to 4 whitish to brown about 5 to 15 mm long in the young tubercles, soft flexible, slightly curved and often rapidly shedding. They have a taproot. Their flowers grow between the wool of the apex, in the centre of the stem on young tubercles, they are funnel-shaped white daytime, up to 2.5 cm in diameter, 2.5-3 cm long. Filaments reddish purple or pink, anthers yellow, style white and stigma lobes white. they bloom in summer. Their Fruits are Hidden in the wool, pear-shaped, white naked, fleshy and edible that dry when mature. The withered flowers remaining attached. Seeds: Large and black 1 to 1.4 mm long.|