IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

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Reproduction takes place via sexual outcrossing through cross-pollination; star cacti reach sexual maturity after a few years, when they have attained 2 - 3 cm in diameter (2). Flowers are produced from March to June and fruiting occurs from April to June; the specific pollinators have not been identified but are thought to be insects (5).


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