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Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina
(Syn: Coryphantha poselgeriana)

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Description: Coriphantha robustispina  is a heavily spined, imposing species, and reminds one of an Echinocactus.
Stem: Globular,  to short cylindrical, solitary
.

Cultivation Easily grown in normal cactus compost, requires good drainage. Water in moderation, keep drier in winter. Full sun to partial shade. In humid conditions, the exudation of nectar (if not completely removed by ants) can cause the formation of mould which leads to ugly black-colouring of the epidermis. To prevent this, spray the plant with water to remove the nectar. And provide very good ventilation.
Propagation:
Seeds.

Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina
(Schott ex Engelm.) L. Benson

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Common Names include: Pima pineapple cactus, Sheer's strong-spined cory cactus, Long tubercle beehive cactus.

Synonyms:  

  • Coryphantha robustispina (Schott ex Engelm.) Britton & Rose ssp. robustispina
  • Cactus robustispinus (Schott ex Engelm.) Kuntze
  • Coryphantha scheeri  var. robustispina (Schott ex Engelm.) L.D. Benson
  • Mammillaria robustispina Schott ex Engelm.
  • Coryphantha poselgeriana (Dietrich 1851) Britton & Rose
    Published in: Cactaceae 4:28, 1923
 

 

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Coryphantha poselgeriana complex (This Taxon has lots of synonyms  and comprises forms, but where each form is linked to others by populations of plants with intermediate characteristics):


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