Ariocarpus bravoanus

Ariocarpus bravoanus LRM159

The location for this plant is imprecisely given as Municipio Guadalcazar.  When we visited the type locality in October 2000 there were probably less than 200 smallish plants remaining and subsequently most of these are reported to have been illegally collected. Hopefully, the site will be regenerated from uncollected seedling plants and the seed bank remaining in the soil.  The plants are somewhat variable, some with strong similarities to ssp. hintonii and some having vague similarities to agavoides