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Coryphantha salinenis
(Syn: Coryphantha borwigii
)

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Usually solitary, occasionally bluish, 5-10 cm tall , diameter up to 5-8 cm.

 


Coryphantha salinenis (roederiana)
SB1143 Ojo Caliente, Coahuila, Mexico

Description: C. salinensis pass several stages of development in which their appearance changes very much: after several years of purely radial spination one single porrect central, curved downwards, appears and with the appearance of the upper 2-3, slightly protruding centrals curved to the sides the plant develops two types of radial spines, lower radiant, stiff, horn-coloured and upper, ish, thinner, flexible in a bundle.
Flowers: Large ( 6 cm in diameter) glossy yellow , they have red filaments and a red centre.

Cultivation:  Small growing and easy to to care in normal cactus compost and very willing to flower, Because of it’s small size makes a great potted plant specimen, great for beginning collectors, water sparingly and allow to dry between watering, needs good drainage. Watering should be curtailed during the winter months. Full sun  but is tolerant and prefers light shade during the hot Summer months. And provide very good ventilation. Frost Tolerance: Hardy to - 5°C if kept dry..

 

Propagation:  Seeds (usually) or by the shoots of adult plants (if available).

 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name: Coryphantha salinensis (Poselg.) A.D.Zimmermann ex R.F.Dicht & A.D.Lüthy1998

Origin: Mexico from Candela (Coahuila) and Sabinas Hidalgo (Nuevo León) in the North over Higueras (Coahuila) and Monterrey (Nuevo León) to the South to the State of Tamaulipas .

Synonyms:

  • Echinocactus salinensis Poselg. 1853
  • Mammillaria borwigii J.A.Purpus 1927
  • Coryphantha borwigii (J.A.Purpus) A.Berger 1929
  • Coryphantha roederiana Boed. 1929

 

 



The flowers large and showy, yellow with a red centre.

 


C. salinensis (C. borwigii) juvenile stage pure radial spines.
It pass several stages of development in which its appearance changes very much, for many years it has only pure radial spines. The strong central and the fine upper spines appear only when it ages.



 

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