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Gymnocalycium spegazzinii var. punillense CACTUS ART
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Gymnocalycium spegazzinii var. punillense VS79 Salta, El Obelisco, 1600m.

 

Description: G. spegazzini v. punillense is a beautiful slow- growing plant with a noticeably flattened dark brown to almost black body.  It is easy to grow.  Will not offset.  The spines are typically recurved, add-pressed against the  body, and  most attractive.
Flowers: Pink, produced in late spring, they remain open for up to twelve days.


Cultivation:
Keep this plant almost dry in winter, at a minimum temperature of 0C.  Prefer a low pH  compost; otherwise growth will stop altogether. The plant tolerates extremely bright situations, but enjoys some shade during the hottest part of the day in summer.

Propagation: Seeds (seldom produces offsets)

Seed Collecting: Permit fruit to ripen. Fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed. Clean and dry seeds

 

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of Gymnocalycium spegazzinii. (This Taxon shows a great degree of variation in stem and spines colouration, and also in size depending on the site of origin.)

 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Gymnocalycium spegazzinii var. punillense
H. Till & W. Till,
Published in: Gymnocalycium 7(1): 119, 1994

Holotype: H.Till 93-605, 12.2.1993, Argentina, Prov. Salta, Tal des Rio Las Conchas,  La Punilla, 1670 m . (WU).

Note: Named after its habitat in La Punilla (Argentina, Prov. Salta, Rio de Los Conchas)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.


 

 



This species is considered one of the most desirable of the Gymnocalyciums,
it has a dark brown to almost black body, nicely recurved spines, pink flowers.
 

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