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  Eriosyce curvispina
(Syn: Pyrrocactus curvispinus)
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E. curvispina (Neoporteria curvispina) ZJ 87
West of Los Andes, Valparaiso, Chile 1500-1700m
 

Description: Plants are usually solitary. It is one of the most wide-spread of the Eriosyce species, and is also highly variable in appearance.  In fact, there are a number of varieties so different looking, that only some authorities recognize the different populations as segregate varieties.
Stem: Globular, up to 15 cm.
Roots: Fibrous from a short tap root.
Spines: Long, stiff, greyish-brown spines with a darker tip. Young spines are almost black, while older ones turn greyish.

Flowers:
Flowers are about 4 cm in diameter.

 

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Cultivation:
 It is a summer-growing species. Easy to cultivate but somewhat rot prone if kept in a non-ventilated place.  It requires a very fast draining drying soil. Water regularly in summer, but place. It requires a very fast draining drying soil. Water regularly in summer, but do not over-water.
Needs a full sun exposure (or light shade)
.  Good heat tolerance.  Hardy to at least -5°C (but it can probably tolerate
 -10° C for brief periods)

Propagation: Usually propagated from Seeds. ( It seldom produces offsets)
 

Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Eriosyce curvispina (Bertero ex Colla) Kattermann,
Succ. Pl. Res. 1:117. 1994

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Synonyms:

  • Cactus curvispinus  Bertero ex Colla 1834
  • Echinocactus curvispinus  (Bertero ex Colla) Gay 1848
  • Malacocarpus curvispinus  (Bertero ex Colla) Britton & Rose 1922
  • Pyrrhocactus curvispinus  (Bertero ex Colla) A.Berger 1929
  • Horridocactus curvispinus  (Bertero ex Colla) Backeb. 1940
  • Neoporteria curvispina  (Bertero ex Colla) Donald & G.D.Rowley 1966
  • Pyrrhocactus curvispinus var. combarbalensis Ritter
  • Pyrrhocactus curvispinus var. felipensis Ritter
  • Pyrrhocactus curvispinus var. santiagensis Ritter
  • Pyrrhocactus curvispinus var. tilamensis Ritter

 

 

 


Heterotypic synonyms:

  • Echinocactus horridus  Gay 1848
  • Pyrrhocactus horridus  (Gay) Backeb. 1935
  • Neoporteria horrida  (Gay) D.R.Hunt 1987
  • Echinocactus jussieui  Monv. ex Salm-Dyck 1849
  • Neoporteria jussieui  (Monv. ex Salm-Dyck) Britton & Rose 1922
  • Chilenia jussieui  (Monv. ex Salm-Dyck) Backeb. 1939
  • Neochilenia jussieui  (Monv. ex Salm-Dyck) Backeb. 1942
  • Pyrrhocactus jussieui  (Monv. ex Salm-Dyck) F.Ritter 1980
  • Echinocactus occultus  Phil. 1860
  • Neoporteria occulta  (Phil.) Britton & Rose 1922
  • Chilenia occulta  (Phil.) Backeb. 1939
  • Neochilenia occulta  (Phil.) Backeb. 1942
  • Echinocactus froehlichianus  K.Schum. 1903
  • Pyrrhocactus froehlichianus  (K.Schum.) Backeb. 1935
  • Horridocactus froehlichianus  (K.Schum.) Backeb. 1959
  • Horridocactus kesselringianus  Dölz 1942
  • Neoporteria kesselringiana  (Dölz) Hutchison 1955
  • Pyrrhocactus kesselringianus  (Dölz) F.Ritter 1959
  • Horridocactus andicola  F.Ritter 1959
  • Pyrrhocactus andicola  (F.Ritter) F.Ritter1959
  • Pyrrhocactus grandiflorus  F.Ritter 1960
  • Horridocactus grandiflorus  (F.Ritter) Backeb. 1962
  • Pyrrhocactus odoriflorus  F.Ritter 1960
  • Neochilenia odoriflora  (F.Ritter) Backeb. 1962
  • Pyrrhocactus coliguayensis  F.Ritter 1980
  • Pyrrhocactus pamaensis  F.Ritter 1980
  • Pyrrhocactus truncatipetalus  F.Ritter 1980


Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of
plants belonging to the Eriosyce straussiana
complex  (This taxon has lots of synonyms (like most Eriosyce), with several controversial varieties and subspecies):

 


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