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:: Ariocarpus agavoides -- This species is almost extinct and small populations may be found in small areas of San Louis Potosi and Tamaulipas - Mexico.
The species' epithet was adopted due to the plant's leaves looking like an Agave (agavoides = agave-looking).Â The tubercles have a dark green epidermis and pointed tips.Â The Ariocarpus agavoides produces large, diurnal magenta flowers. ::