Ariocarpus fissuratus flower: top-down view
A closeup top-down view of an _Ariocarpus fissuratus_ flower, showing the dozens of yellow anthers and multiple hariy/furry white stigma s and styles inside the flower. _Ariocarpus fissuratus_ is a small, slow-growing succulent plant native to Northern Mexico. It flowers only in the fall, in response to shortening daylength. This specimen, photographed at the Orange Coast College Horticulture Department, is more than 20 years old.