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  Coryphantha magentae
(Syn:  Coryphantha pseudoechinus subsp. laui)
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Coryphantha magentae LAU 1244 Sierra de la Paila, Coahuila, Mexico 1600-2200m
This is the nice pink/magenta flowering form of C. laui.
The flowers last briefly, they are fully expanded at high noon (if in brilliant sunlight), and wilt after only an hour or two.  They bloom from April through August.
 

Description: This variety is very similar to the type species, with the exception of  magenta (Hence the name)  flowers and slightly different skin and spination colour.
Flowers: Ranging from pale pink to rich magenta-red.
 

 

Cultivation: In cultivation it is quite sensitive to over-watering (rot prone), and needs good drainage.  Keep drier in winter.  Like other species from the USA. it blooms quite early, but needs about 8-10 years to reach the typical, definite outlook.  It needs full sun; and is hardy to -16 C or less for short periods of time

Propagation: Offsets (seldom available) or by seeds.

 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:Coryphantha magentae (sometime misspelled "C. magenta")

Nowadays regarded as: Coryphantha pseudoechinus subsp. laui (Bremer) Dicht & A. Luthy comb.et stat.nov.
In: Cact. Syst. Init. 1 1: 20, 2001.

Origin: Mexico (Coahuila, Sierra de la Paila, 1600-2200 m. )

Field number: Lau 1244

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Common Names include: Sea-urchin cactus, rhinoceros cactus, Prickly Beehive Cactus
 

 



It is a very nice plant also without flowers for its beautiful spination.


Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Coryphantha pseudoechinus complex (This Taxon has lots of synonyms ( like many other cacti) 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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