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Gymnocalycium achirasense var. orientale
(
Syn: Gymnocalycium monvillei ssp. achirasense var. orientale)

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Gymnocalycium achirasense var. orientale
This beautiful species has extremely large, light, pinkish-white and lavender flowers.
 

Etymology: The variety name  "orientale" means that it lies in the most eastern part of the habitat.

Description: G. achirasense is a (usually) solitary geophytic cactus.
Stem: Flattened or globular, dark-green, grey-green to olive green, 5-6 cm in diameter up to 5 cm  in height, but in cultivation it can become 7-8 cm high (or more) over the years.
Ribs: 12-15
Radial spines: Stout, aggressive, 10 up to 12, but usually fewer in young plants, bent against the body.
Central spines: Usually absent or 1 erected
Flowers: Are some of the largest in this genus, often growing larger than the plant!, 6 up to 7 cm long and broad, whitish, pale pink to lavender, with a darker mid-strip.
Fruits: Green
Seeds: Dark brown.
 


Cultivation:
Summer grower, water regularly in summer, keep rather dry in winter. It grows well in full sun or light shade.


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of plants belonging to the Gymnocalycium monvillei complex
(This Taxon has lots of synonyms ( like many other gymnocalycium) whit several controversial varieties and subspecies and comprises a multitude of different forms, but where each form is linked to others by populations of plants with intermediate

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Gymnocalycium achirasense v. orientale

Nowadays regarded as: Gymnocalycium monvillei subsp. achirasense var. orientale Neuhuber
in Till, H. & Neuhuber, G.

Type: G. Neuhuber 91-341/1157, 4.12.1991, Argentina, Prov. Cordoba, bei Alpa Corral, 850 m s.m. (WU).

Origin:  Argentina (Cordoba)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Synonyms:  

  • Gymnocalycium monvillei var. orientale
  • Gymnocalycium achirasense H. Till & Schatzl 1979 ex H. Till
    Published in: KuaS 38(8): 191, 1987
  • Gymnocalycium monvillei ssp. achirasense  (H. Till & Schatzl ex H. Till) H. Till,
    Published in: Gymnocalycium 6(3): 102, 1993
  • Gymnocalycium horridispinum var. achirasense (Till & Schatzl) Lodé
    Published in: Cactus Aventures International Nr. 27: 29, 1995 und Fichier Encycl. Cact. 16: 1473, 1995

 

 


The dark green stem is protected by very aggressive spines.
 

 




 

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