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  Epithelantha micromeris var. rufispina
(Syn: Epithelantha greggi var. rufispina)
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An old specimen
 

Description: Minute globular cactus, becoming somewhat elongated when old.
Spines: 30-40 whitish  all radials, turning to a grey-reddish or brownish tinge in adult plants crown. The spine base is reddish.
Flowers: Small cream-pink coloured start open from April in succession over a longer time later in summer form oblong red fruits.

 

Cultivation: Although regarded as a choice and difficult plant in cultivation it is relatively easy. Needs a soil mix particularly well draining (rot prone). Water sparingly and keep perfectly dry in winter. Hardy to -7C Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun.

Propagation: Seeds, offsets.


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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Epithelantha rufispina H. Bravo Hollis
Publisced in: Anales del Instituto de Biologia de la Universidad Nacional de Mexico 22: 22, 1951

Synonyms:

  • Epithelantha greggii var. rufispina (Bravo) Backeb. 1954
  • Epithelantha micromeris var. Rufispina

Origin: Coahuilia, Mexico.


 

 



Apical spines in mature plants take a reddish tinge, especially if wet.



 

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