Botanical name: Epithelantha micromeris
Synonym: Epithelantha rufispina, Epithelantha densispina, Mammillaria micromeris, Cactus micromeris, Epithelantha spinosior
Common name: Chilito
Native to: USA (Arizona, New Mexico, western Texas), Mexico (northern Chihuahua). In desert and grasslands from 1000 to 1500m (3000 to 4500ft) of elevation
Cultivation / direction of sowing: all year-round, seeds are spread evenly over the surface of the substrate, based on finely sifted flower-sowing soil and 25% sand or quartz sand, sow in a propagator, under glass or transparent plastic, keep evenly moist but not soggy, optimal germination temperature approx. 18-25°C
Chilito contains hallucinogenic alkaloids.