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Peyote, Peyotl, Jiculi
Scientific Name: Lophophora williamsii (Lemaire ex Salm-Dyck) Coulter
Synonym: Echinocactus lewinii, Lophophora williamsii var. lutea, Echinocactus williamsii var. luteus, Mammillaria lewinii, Lophophora williamsii var. lewinii, Lophophora lewinii, Anhalonium lewinii, Lophophora jourdaniana, Lophophora diffusa ssp. fricii, Peyotl zacatensis var. fricii, Lophophora fricii, Lophophora williamsii var. echinata, Lophophora echinata, Lophophora lutea, Mammillaria williamsii, Anhalonium williamsii, Lophophora williamsii var. fricii
Family: Cactaceae
Peyote, Peyotl, Jiculi (Lophophora  williamsii)
Lophophora williamsii at Kuentz Nursery in early June
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9-11

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 45F (8C)

Sun Exposure:

Origin: USA (Texas), northern Mexico

Growth Habits: Solitary or clumping flattened cactus, the glaucous green heads are up to 2.5 inches tall (6 cm), 5 inches in diameter (12 cm), with a woolly top; (5 to) 7 to 13 ribs; round spineless areoles, with some bunches of greyish hairs, up to 0.4 inch long (1 cm)

Watering Needs:


At Holly Gate Nursery, Copyright Terry Hewitt

Photo by Klaus Hanisch

Blooming Habits:
The pink flowers, 0.6 to 1 inch in diameter (1.5 to 2.5 cm), emerge from the mass of hairs in the center of the plant.

Fruiting Habits:

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