CACTUS RESEARCH MAP The Coryphantha Cactus is a small to middle sized globose cactus. It is also known as the beehive cactus for its hexagonal tubercle pattern. Four Coryphantha species were studied: Coryphantha Pallida, Coryphantha Glassi, Coryphantha Sulcata, and Coryphantha Retusa. The conducted research is demonstrated in a map, looking at various growing conditions in the southwestern United States. James Corner, an architectural mapping expert, is known for his abstract representations of information. The Coryphantha Map utilizes techniques of Corner to demonstrate the impact of geography and climate on various Coryphantha species. TEMPERATURE The circles at the top of the map represent the average monthly temperature of the region where the Coryphantha Pallida grows. Coryphantha thrive in warm, dry climates.
ELEVATION Greyscale regions demonstrate elevation. Black is water. Low elevations are light grey, medium elevations are medium grey, and high elevations are dark grey.
AVERAGE HEIGHT Height is demonstated in the bottom-left corner of the map. Average heights vary for different species. The Pallida are the tallest Coryphantha species. Map chart measures height in inches.
GROWTH REGION Each Coryphantha growth region is located in Red. Coryphantha plants tend to grow in low to medium elevations.
The University of Texas School of Architecture UTSOA 2015