Coryphantha

 

The name of this Genus is derived from the Greek "koryphe" for summit and "anthos" for flower, this is also the name of an antique city of the eastern Mediterranean. The 60 or so cactus from this genus are coming from the southwestern USA and northwestern Mexico. It is closely related and similar to the genus Mammillaria. Among the most significant differences in cultivation, is that the flowers are produced on the tissue of the growing season, near the top, instead of coming from the previous season growth, forming a ring, like the Mammillaria. This means that improving the cactus growing conditions will produce blooms much faster. Another difference is that the Coryphantha tubercle has a groove on the upper side from its base to its apex

They generally develop a strong tap root, and should be given deeper pots than Mammillarias. Most species have yellow flowers in summer although some have pink or red flowers. Several species can take moderate freezing.

Species and varieties
Coryphantha clavata
Coryphantha clavata ssp. stipitata
Coryphantha compacta
Coryphantha cornifera (Rhinoceros Cactus)
Coryphantha delaetiana
Coryphantha delicata
Coryphantha difficilis
Coryphantha durangensis
Coryphantha echinoidea
Coryphantha echinus (Prickly Beehive Cactus)
Coryphantha elephantidens (Elephants Tooth)
Coryphantha erecta
Coryphantha georgii
Coryphantha glanduligera
Coryphantha glassii
Coryphantha gracilis
Coryphantha hintoniorum
Coryphantha jalpanensis
Coryphantha longicornis (Biznaga de Piņa)
Coryphantha macromeris ssp. macromeris (Nipple Beehive Cactus, Long Mamma)
Coryphantha macromeris ssp. runyonii
Coryphantha maiz-tablasensis
Coryphantha neglecta
Coryphantha nickelsiae (Nickel's Coryphantha)
Coryphantha octacantha
Coryphantha odorata
Coryphantha ottonis (Indian Head)
Coryphantha pallida
Coryphantha pallida ssp. calipensis
Coryphantha poselgeriana
Coryphantha potosiana
Coryphantha pseudoechinus
Coryphantha pseudoechinus ssp. laui
Coryphantha pseudonickelsiae
Coryphantha pulleineana
Coryphantha pycnacantha
Coryphantha ramillosa (Big Bend Cory Cactus)
Coryphantha recurvata (Golden Chested Beehive Cactus, Santa Cruz Beehive)
Coryphantha retusa
Coryphantha robustispina
Coryphantha robustispina ssp. scheeri (Pima Pineapple Cactus)
Coryphantha salinensis
Coryphantha sulcata (Finger Cactus, Nipple Cactus)
Coryphantha tripugionacantha
Coryphantha vaupeliana
Coryphantha vogtherriana
Coryphantha werdermannii
Coryphantha wohlschlageri
Coryphantha aggregata synonym of Echinocereus coccineus ssp. coccineus (Mexican Claret Cup)
Coryphantha albicolumnaria synonym of Escobaria albicolumnaria (Silver Lace Cob Cactus)
Coryphantha alversonii synonym of Escobaria alversonii (Cushion Foxtail Cactus)
Coryphantha ancistracantha synonym of Coryphantha clavata ssp. stipitata
Coryphantha andreae synonym of Coryphantha pycnacantha
Coryphantha arizonica synonym of Escobaria vivipara (Beehive Cactus)
Coryphantha asperispina synonym of Escobaria missouriensis var. asperispina
Coryphantha asterias synonym of Coryphantha octacantha
Coryphantha asterias synonym of Coryphantha ottonis (Indian Head)
Coryphantha bella synonym of Escobaria emskoetteriana
Coryphantha bergeriana synonym of Coryphantha glanduligera
Coryphantha bernalensis synonym of Coryphantha cornifera (Rhinoceros Cactus)
Coryphantha bisbeeana synonym of Escobaria vivipara (Beehive Cactus)
Coryphantha borwigii synonym of Coryphantha delaetiana
Coryphantha borwigii synonym of Coryphantha salinensis
Coryphantha bumamma synonym of Coryphantha elephantidens (Elephants Tooth)
Coryphantha bussleri synonym of Coryphantha ottonis (Indian Head)
Coryphantha calcarata synonym of Coryphantha sulcata (Finger Cactus, Nipple Cactus)
Coryphantha calipensis synonym of Coryphantha pallida ssp. calipensis
Coryphantha calochlora synonym of Coryphantha nickelsiae (Nickel's Coryphantha)
Coryphantha chaffeyi synonym of Escobaria dasyacantha ssp. chaffeyi (Cob Cactus)
Coryphantha chihuahuensis synonym of Escobaria chihuahuensis
Coryphantha chlorantha synonym of Escobaria deserti
Coryphantha chlorantha var. deserti synonym of Escobaria deserti
Coryphantha clava synonym of Coryphantha octacantha
Coryphantha clavata var. ancistracantha synonym of Coryphantha clavata ssp. stipitata
Coryphantha columnaris synonym of Escobaria vivipara (Beehive Cactus)
Coryphantha connivens synonym of Coryphantha pycnacantha
Coryphantha conoidea synonym of Neolloydia conoidea (Chihuahuan Beehive)
Coryphantha cornifera var. echinus synonym of Coryphantha echinus (Prickly Beehive Cactus)
Coryphantha cornuta synonym of Coryphantha cornifera (Rhinoceros Cactus)
Coryphantha cubensis synonym of Escobaria cubensis
Coryphantha cuencamensis synonym of Coryphantha durangensis
Coryphantha daemenoceras synonym of Coryphantha vaupeliana
Coryphantha dasyacantha synonym of Escobaria dasyacantha (Cob Cactus)
Coryphantha dasyacantha var. varicolor synonym of Escobaria tuberculosa
Coryphantha densispina synonym of Coryphantha difficilis
Coryphantha deserti synonym of Escobaria deserti
Coryphantha duncanii synonym of Escobaria duncanii
Coryphantha emskoetteriana synonym of Escobaria emskoetteriana
Coryphantha exsudans synonym of Coryphantha ottonis (Indian Head)
Coryphantha fragrans synonym of Escobaria vivipara (Beehive Cactus)
Coryphantha garessii synonym of Coryphantha elephantidens (Elephants Tooth)
Coryphantha gladiispina synonym of Coryphantha delaetiana
Coryphantha grandis synonym of Coryphantha longicornis (Biznaga de Piņa)
Coryphantha grata synonym of Coryphantha georgii
Coryphantha greenwoodii synonym of Coryphantha elephantidens (Elephants Tooth)
Coryphantha guerkeana synonym of Coryphantha ottonis (Indian Head)
Coryphantha henricksonii synonym of Escobaria chihuahuensis ssp. henricksonii
Coryphantha hesteri synonym of Escobaria hesteri (Hester's Foxtail Cactus)
Coryphantha indensis synonym of Coryphantha pseudonickelsiae
Coryphantha jaumavei synonym of Coryphantha delicata
Coryphantha kieferiana synonym of Coryphantha poselgeriana
Coryphantha laredoi synonym of Escobaria laredoi
Coryphantha laui synonym of Coryphantha pseudoechinus ssp. laui
Coryphantha lloydii synonym of Escobaria lloydii
Coryphantha macromeris var. runyonii synonym of Coryphantha macromeris ssp. runyonii
Coryphantha macrothele synonym of Coryphantha octacantha
Coryphantha maiz-tablensis synonym of Coryphantha maiz-tablasensis
Coryphantha maliterrarum synonym of Coryphantha cornifera (Rhinoceros Cactus)
Coryphantha marstonii synonym of Escobaria missouriensis (Missouri Foxtail Cactus)
Coryphantha melleospina synonym of Coryphantha retusa
Coryphantha minima synonym of Escobaria minima (Nellie Cory Cactus)
Coryphantha missouriensis var. caespitosa synonym of Escobaria missouriensis (Missouri Foxtail Cactus)
Coryphantha missouriensis var. marstonii synonym of Escobaria missouriensis (Missouri Foxtail Cactus)
Coryphantha muehlbaueriana synonym of Escobaria emskoetteriana
Coryphantha muehlenpfordtii synonym of Coryphantha robustispina ssp. scheeri (Pima Pineapple Cactus)
Coryphantha muehlenpfordtii var. robustispina synonym of Coryphantha robustispina
Coryphantha muehlenpfordtii ssp. uncinata synonym of Coryphantha robustispina ssp. scheeri (Pima Pineapple Cactus)
Coryphantha nellieae synonym of Escobaria minima (Nellie Cory Cactus)
Coryphantha neo-mexicana synonym of Escobaria vivipara (Beehive Cactus)
Coryphantha neoscheeri synonym of Coryphantha robustispina ssp. scheeri (Pima Pineapple Cactus)
Coryphantha obscura synonym of Coryphantha sulcata (Finger Cactus, Nipple Cactus)
Coryphantha oklahomensis synonym of Escobaria vivipara (Beehive Cactus)
Coryphantha orcuttii synonym of Escobaria orcutti
Coryphantha organensis synonym of Escobaria organensis (Organ Mountain Foxtail Cactus)
Coryphantha palmeri synonym of Coryphantha compacta
Coryphantha panarottoi synonym of Coryphantha delicata
Coryphantha pectinata synonym of Coryphantha echinus (Prickly Beehive Cactus)
Coryphantha piercei synonym of Escobaria emskoetteriana
Coryphantha pirtlei synonym of Coryphantha macromeris ssp. macromeris (Nipple Beehive Cactus, Long Mamma)
Coryphantha pseudoradians synonym of Coryphantha pallida
Coryphantha pusilliflora synonym of Coryphantha pseudoechinus
Coryphantha pygmaeae synonym of Escobaria sneedii ssp. sneedii (Carpet Foxtail Cactus)
Coryphantha radians synonym of Coryphantha cornifera (Rhinoceros Cactus)
Coryphantha radians synonym of Coryphantha cornifera (Rhinoceros Cactus)
Coryphantha radians var. echinus synonym of Coryphantha echinus (Prickly Beehive Cactus)
Coryphantha radians var. pseudoradians synonym of Coryphantha pallida
Coryphantha radians var. sulcata synonym of Coryphantha sulcata (Finger Cactus, Nipple Cactus)
Coryphantha radiosa synonym of Escobaria vivipara (Beehive Cactus)
Coryphantha radiosa var. neo-mexicana synonym of Escobaria vivipara (Beehive Cactus)
Coryphantha raphidacantha synonym of Coryphantha clavata ssp. stipitata
Coryphantha recurvispina synonym of Coryphantha elephantidens (Elephants Tooth)
Coryphantha reduncispina synonym of Coryphantha pallida
Coryphantha retusa var. melleospina synonym of Coryphantha retusa
Coryphantha rhaphidacantha var. ancistracantha synonym of Coryphantha clavata ssp. stipitata
Coryphantha robbinsorum synonym of Escobaria robbinsorum (Cochise Pincushion, Robbin's Cory Cactus)
Coryphantha robertii synonym of Escobaria emskoetteriana
Coryphantha robustispina ssp. uncinata synonym of Coryphantha robustispina ssp. scheeri (Pima Pineapple Cactus)
Coryphantha roederiana synonym of Coryphantha sulcata (Finger Cactus, Nipple Cactus)
Coryphantha roederiana synonym of Coryphantha salinensis
Coryphantha rosea synonym of Escobaria vivipara (Beehive Cactus)
Coryphantha roseana synonym of Acharagma roseana
Coryphantha runyonii synonym of Coryphantha macromeris ssp. runyonii
Coryphantha salm-dyckiana synonym of Coryphantha delaetiana
Coryphantha scheeri synonym of Coryphantha robustispina ssp. scheeri (Pima Pineapple Cactus)
Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina synonym of Coryphantha robustispina
Coryphantha scheeri var. uncinata synonym of Coryphantha robustispina ssp. scheeri (Pima Pineapple Cactus)
Coryphantha schwartziana synonym of Coryphantha cornifera (Rhinoceros Cactus)
Coryphantha schwarziana synonym of Coryphantha echinoidea
Coryphantha similis synonym of Escobaria missouriensis (Missouri Foxtail Cactus)
Coryphantha sneedii synonym of Escobaria sneedii ssp. sneedii (Carpet Foxtail Cactus)
Coryphantha sneedii var. leei synonym of Escobaria sneedii ssp. leei
Coryphantha speciosa synonym of Coryphantha sulcata (Finger Cactus, Nipple Cactus)
Coryphantha strobiliformis synonym of Escobaria chihuahuensis
Coryphantha sulcata var. nickelsiae synonym of Coryphantha nickelsiae (Nickel's Coryphantha)
Coryphantha sulcolanata synonym of Coryphantha elephantidens (Elephants Tooth)
Coryphantha tuberculosa synonym of Escobaria tuberculosa
Coryphantha unicornis synonym of Coryphantha clavata
Coryphantha valida synonym of Coryphantha poselgeriana
Coryphantha varicolor synonym of Escobaria tuberculosa
Coryphantha villarensis synonym of Coryphantha georgii
Coryphantha vivipara synonym of Escobaria vivipara (Beehive Cactus)
Coryphantha vivipara var. alversonii synonym of Escobaria alversonii (Cushion Foxtail Cactus)
Coryphantha vivipara var. arizonica synonym of Escobaria vivipara (Beehive Cactus)
Coryphantha vivipara var. bisbeeana synonym of Escobaria vivipara (Beehive Cactus)
Coryphantha vivipara var. buoflama synonym of Escobaria vivipara (Beehive Cactus)
Coryphantha vivipara var. deserti synonym of Escobaria deserti
Coryphantha vivipara var. kaibabensis synonym of Escobaria vivipara (Beehive Cactus)
Coryphantha vivipara var. neo-mexicana synonym of Escobaria vivipara (Beehive Cactus)
Coryphantha vivipara var. radiosa synonym of Escobaria vivipara (Beehive Cactus)
Coryphantha vivipara var. rosea synonym of Escobaria vivipara (Beehive Cactus)
Coryphantha wissmannii synonym of Escobaria missouriensis (Missouri Foxtail Cactus)
Coryphantha zilziana synonym of Escobaria zilziana

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