This genus of just a single species was discovered, in 1991, by George S. Hinton, and its popularity has led to illegal collecting, which poses a serious threat to their survival. It is very distinct in appearance, quite unlike any other cactus. Endemic to Mexico (Nuevo León), it grows on steep cliffs of pure gypsum, along with Aztekium hintonii; the two genera have very similar flowers, but the first bloom in later afternoon, while the latter in the morning. If you are patient enough (as any good collector should be) you can try to grow it, but a chalky soil is the main growing condition for this genus.

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