Chunky tubercles give these cacti the common name of Beehive cacti. The 60 or so small, sun-loving species from the USA and Mexico generally have dense spines. A few are columnar but most are globular and slow-growing with a tuberous root. They usually do not flower for several years, then produce large, daisy-like flowers from the plant crown in spring and summer. These are often glossy yellow but some species have pink or red blooms. Green seed pods – which contain large brown seeds – follow.
Please choose a specie below to find out more of the individual specie(s) from this genus.

Coryphantha bumamma
Coryphantha clava
Coryphantha guerkeana
Coryphantha pseudoechinus

coryphantha pseudoechinus
Coryphantha pseudoechinus
May 12, 2018

The chief attraction of this cactus is its spines, which range from pale or red-brown to black. After five

Coryphantha guerkeana
May 12, 2018

Pale starry spines and short, curved, often black-tipped central spines encase the body of this species. It is globular

Coryphantha clava
Coryphantha clava
May 9, 2018

This stubbly cactus has yellow to brown spines that fade to off-white. Clumping with age it bears golden flowers

Coryphantha bumamma
May 9, 2018

Very large, glossy green tubercles make this flattened globular species distinctive. Its stout spines are yellow and – after

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