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Coryphantha gladiispina
(Syn: Coryphantha delaetiana)

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C. gladispina SB711 Paila Coah.
Clustering species, dark green stem with black spines
 

Description: This species has a wide range and shows a great variability the body is solitary, or forming large groups, heads 8 cm in diameter; tubercles up to 1 cm long; mostly 3-4 central spines of which the dominant one is porrect up to 2.5 cm long; 7-20 radials often directed upwards and somewhat thinner, up to 2 cm long .
Flowers: Relatively small, pale yellow up 4 cm in diameter.
Cultivation:
 Popular with collectors does not cause problems in culture, flowers without problems and often with several flowers at the same time. Hardy to -5° C. Water sparingly, needs good drainage. Keep drier in winter, Full sun to partial shade.
 


Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars
of plants belonging to the Coryphantha delaetiana complex
(This Taxon has lots of synonyms whit several controversial varieties and subspecies and comprises a multitude of different forms):

Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name: Coryphantha gladiispina (Bödeker) Berger 1929

Origin: Over a large area of the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Durango and Coahuila and also Nuevo León. Type-locality of C.gladiispina near Parras de la Fuente COAH.

Synonyms:

  • Coryphantha delaetiana (Quehl) Berger 1929
    = Mammillaria delaetiana Quehl 1908.
  • Coryphantha gladiispina (Bödeker) Berger 1929
    = Mammillaria gladiispina Boedeker 1925
  • Coryphantha salm-dyckiana (Scheer) Britton et Rose 1923
    = Mammillaria salm-dyckiana
  • Coryphantha borwigii Bremer 1980
 




 

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