Hannya

Astrophytum ornatum

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  • Hannya
  • Flower name
    Hannya
  • Scientific name
    Astrophytum ornatum
  • Alias般若, Monk’s hood, Astrophytum ornatum
  • Place of originMexico
  • Place of floweringBotanical Gardens, Ornamental plants
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July, August, September, October

What is Hannya

Hannya, Astrophytum ornatum, bishop's cap or monk's hood cactus (scientific name: Astrophytum ornatum) is a perennial herb & succulent plant of the family Cactaceae, endemic to the states of Hidalgo and Queretaro, Mexico. The plant's larvae are spherical in shape but become cylindrical as they grow. The plant body has eight ridges and vertical spines. The spines are long and sharp. The surface of the plant is dotted with fine silvery-white spots. The flowers are yellow and bloom at the apex.

Common name: Hannya, scientific name: Astrophytum ornatum, endemic: Hidalgo and Querétaro, Mexico, form: globular, stem colour: dark green, height: 10-100 cm, flower colour: yellow, diameter: 7-9 cm, flowering season: May-October. 


  • Order
    Caryophyllales
  • Family
    Cactaceae
  • Genus
    Astrophytum
  • Species
    A. ornatum
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Multi-petaled
  • Leaf type
    Other
  • Edge of the leaf
    Spiny
  • Life typeperennial herb & succulent plant
  • Flower colorsYellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height10.0 ~ 100.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower7.0 ~ 9.0 cm

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