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  Eriosyce curvispina v. pejerrejes (Ovalle)
(Pyrrocactus curvispinus)
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Spines: strong ivory whit a darker tip.

Description: Plants usually solitary. (But nowadays the var. pejerreies is considered nothing else than a synonym of E. curvispina which is one of the most variable taxon in appearance. In fact, there are a number of variety so different looking, but not all the authorities recognize the different population as segregate varieties.)
Stem: Globular, up to 15 cm.
Spines: Long stiff greyish-brown spines whit darker tip, young spines are almost black while older one became greyish.

Flowers:
Flowers are about 4 cm in diameter.

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

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

Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

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

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

 

 

 

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