Sulcorebutia pulchra VS347 Zurima - Presto 2800 m , dpt. Chiquisaca ,
It is small headed low growing clumping cactus with lovely dark
Description: S. pulchra is a low growing, mound forming, cactus which
branches profusely from the base.
Stem: Dull olive-green tinged with red till dark violet,
stems 40-50 mm in
diameter, 20-30 mm tall.
The stem is covered by flat
tubercles (5mm wide) which vary in colour between dark green and
violet. In older plants tubercles are arranged in up to 16
spiral line merging in the apex.
Areoles : Long
Radial spines: 10-12
yellow/brown, fine, bristle-like 2-4(-10) mm long.
diagonally and downward.
Central spines: Usually absent or 1-2 more or less erect.
Flowers: Pale to dark magenta or red sometimes bicoloured with
white throats. 3-4 cm long and in diameter.
funnel-shaped yellowish green with tan coloured
Blooming season: Flowers are produced in late spring and remain
open for three or four days.
Fruit: Dark brownish red.,
4 - 5 mm wide.
pulchra (Cárdenas) J.D. Donald
In: Cactus and Succulent
Journal [U. S. ] 43 (1): 39, 1971
(Cárdenas.) Backeb. = incorreectl published name for S.
pulchra (Card.) Don.
Distribution: Chuquisaca, Bolivia
Conservation status: Listed in
CITES Appendix II.
In: Cact. Succ. J.
Amer. 42: 37, 1970
In: Kakt. Orch. Rundschau, 9:
In: De luetzerburger
Cacteefreen, 3: 1, 1982
in: Kakt. Orch. Rundschau,
5: 95, 1978
- Rebutia canigueralii Cárdenas
(Cardenas) Buining & Donald 1965
(Cardenas) F.H.Brandt 1978
Sulcorebutia pulchra VS347
It is an eye-catching species, even without its white throated
S. pulchra loves a very
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
grit, this help a fast water
drainage and an appropriate
sensitive roots this species is frequently
grafted to avoid root problems.
moderately in the
growing season, keep
dry during the
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
Needs a full
sun exposure ( light shadow my be useful in the hottest summer days)
conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of
plants belonging to the Lobivia
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):