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  Sulcorebutia canigueralii var. applanata CACTUS ART

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Sulcorebutia canigueralii var. applanata KP27 NE of Sucre 2897 m , dpt. Chuquisaca , Bolivia


Cultivation: S. canigueralii loves a very permeable, coarse mineral soil  as well as to be strictly kept dry throughout  the winter quiescent period since it is very sensitive to any moisture excesses, To prevent rottenness it is also advisable to surround its root neck by very rough sand or grit, this help a fast water drainage and an appropriate air circulation.
For its sensitive roots this species is frequently grafted to avoid root problems.
Watering Needs: Water moderately in the growing season, keep dry during  the winter rest
Frost Tolerance: 
Plants are and quite frost hardy -5 (-15)° C but prefeably overwinter  in a cool place (at 0/10°C)  this is important for the flowers as well as for plants health. Without this cool winter period they normally wont get any buds. Sun Exposure: Needs a full sun exposure ( light shadow my be useful in the hottest summer days)

Propagation: Seed, cutting, grafting



Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)
Sulcorebutia verticillacantha var. applanata Don. & Krahn

Accepted Scientific Name: Rebutia canigueralii Cardenas
In Cact. & Succ. J. Amer. 36: 26-27, 1964

Distribution:  Dept. Chuquisaca, Prov. Oropeza, on the south-east outskirts of the town of Sucre, on the Cerro Churuquella, 2800-2900 m (type locality), in addition, a further population is located approximately over Sucre and along the road to Poroma.

Conservation status: Listed in CITES Appendix II.

Etymology: The generic name "Sulcorebutia" is from the Latin  "sulcus", meaning furrow. The specific name "canigueralii" comes from its discoverer Father Juan Cañigueral, priest at Rocoleta in Sucre, Bolivia.
The variety epithet "applanata" ( Latin for flattened) refers to the flattened top of the heads.


  • Sulcorebutia canigueralii   (Cárdenas) A.F.H. Buining ex Donald
    In: Cactus and Succulenten Journal (GB), 3, : 57, 1965 & Don.
  • Weingartia canigueralii  (Cardenas) F.H.Brandt 1978
    In: Der Frankfurter Kakteenferund, 2 : 17, 1978
  • Sulcorebutia canigueralii (Cárd.) Buin. et Don. f. applanata (Don. et Krahn)
  • Sulcorebutia verticillacantha var. applanata Donald et Krahn – Cact.Succ.J.GB 42(2): 37-38 1980.
  • Sulcorebutia verticillacantha forma brevispina (F.Brandt) Pilbeam ex Rausch in Pilbeam (Basionym: Weingartia brevispina F.Brandt)
    In: “
    Sulcorebutia und Weingartia – A Collector´s Guide, S.97
  • Sulcorebutia perplexiflora (F.Brandt) Gertel (Basionym: Weingartia perplexiflora F.Brandt)  In: Kakteen und andere Sukkulenten 36(3): 50, 1985.
  • Sulcorebutia zavaletae (Cárdenas) Backeberg (Basionym: Aylostera zavaletae Cárd.)
    In: Das Kakteenlexikon (Nachtrag), S.460, 1966


Slow growing clustering cactus that may forms clumps of many heads.
Rapidly offsetting from the base, small, dull grey-green, individual stems 2,5 cm tall, 3 cm in diameter.
With raised tubercles (3-5 mm wide) . In older plants tubercles are arranged in up to 13(-16) spiral line merging in the apex.
Areoles: Narrow with short white felt 5 mm long, 1 mm wide.
Roots: Conical multi-branched.
Radial spines: 11 to 14, fine, bristly, 1,5-3 mm long tight, pectinate, pointing diagonally and downward. Whitish with brownish base partially interlaced.
Central spines:
None or 1 to 2 ± distant and erect, whitish with darker base.
Buds greenish, brownish to reddish, from the basal, older areoles, up to 40 mm long and 50 mm wide, odourless to slightly muffin smelling. More or less bi-coloured, red, often more brownish or violet at the tips, throat usually paler red or fading in orange or yellow, but less frequently uniformly red , light-violet or even white. Floral tube funnel-shaped yellowish-green or yellowish-red with tan coloured scales. Filaments yellowish with reddish bases, style yellowhish, with 5-6 stigma lobes,
Phenology: Flowers are produced in late spring and remain open for three or four days.
Reddish to brownish approx 6 mm wide, with brown scales. Under the lowest scales usually it is possible to find some fine, white hair.
Seeds: 1.2-1.4 mm long and 1-1.2 mm wide.

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Lobivia canigueralli  complex (This Taxon has lots of synonyms whit several controversial varieties and subspecies and comprises a multitude of different forms, but where each form is linked to others by populations of plants with intermediate characteristics):

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