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  Eriosyce curvispina var. robusta
(Syn: Horridocactus robustus)
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E. robusta (ex: Horridocactus robustus)
 

Description: Eriosyce robusta is a spherical plants usually solitary characterized by relatively short but very strong and thick spines.
It is
one of the the innumerable form of Eriosyce curvipina that is among of the most wide-spread of the Eriosyce species. Plant belonging to this taxon are variable in appearance.
Stem: Globular, up to 15 cm.
Spines: Short but very strong and thick, stiff greyish-brown spines whit darker tip, young spines are brownish while older one became greyish.

Flowers:
Flowers are about 4 cm in diameter usually yellowish-greenish with reddish midribs. (but redder flowers are also reported)
 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Eriosyce curvispina var. robusta (Ritter) Kattermann

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Taxonomy: Subgenus: Horridocactus

Origin:  Maule (VII región) to Choapa (IV Región) in the north. Ocoa, Pichidangui, (Parque Nacional La campana, Reserva Mundial de la Biósfera) Type locality: Valparaíso.

Habitat: Rocky outcrop on costal terraces and cliffs.

Synonyms:

  • Eriosyce curvispina (Bertero ex Colla) Kattermann,
    Succ. Pl. Res. 1:117. 1994
  • Horridocactus robustus (F. ritter) Backeberg 1962 Not validly published
  • Horridocactus robustus (F.Ritter) Y.Ytô
  • Pyrrhocactus robustus Ritter
    Succulenta, 39 : 25, 1960
  • Neochilenia robusta (Ritt.) backeb.
    Die cactaceae, 6 : 3781, 1962
  • Pyrrhocactus horridus v. robustus (F. Ritter) F. Ritter,
    Kakteen in Südamerika, 3: 947-948: 1980
  • Eriosyce curvispina ssp.curvispina 'robusta'
  • Neoporteria coimasensis var. robusta
  • Neoporteria robusta
  • Neoporteria subgibbosa var. robusta
 



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 over-water.
Needs a full sun exposure (or light shade)  Good heat tolerance. Hardy to at least -5°C ( but probably can tolerate - 10° C for brief periods)
Propagation: Usually propagated from Seeds. 
(seldom produces offsets)

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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