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Gymnocalycium bruchii

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Gymnocalicium bruchii
This is one of the most cold-tolerant South American species.
It can grow outdoors, and is hardy to -15° C or less.

 

Description: miniature clumping succulent, it clusters when small.
Stems: Flattened, blue-green, thick growing up to 4 cm in diameter, 6 cm long.
Spines: White bristly, straight or curved
Flowers: Bell  to funnel-shaped, 6 cm wide, with an unusual shade of lavender-white in early spring, followed by green fruits.
Remarks: This slow-growing plant will eventually form clusters up to 15 cm across.
 
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Cultivation:
Gymnocalycium bruchii is one of the most cold-tolerant South American species It can grow outdoors and is hardy to -15° C or less.  Prefer a low pH  compost;  otherwise growth will stop altogether. The plant tolerates extremely bright situations  but enjoys  some shade during the hottest part of the day in summer.  Water regularly in summer, keep rather dry in winter
Propagation: Seeds, offsets

Variety:

  • Gymnocalycium bruchii var. albispinum hort.
  • Gymnocalycium bruchii var. brigittae Piltz, Succulenta 66 (10): 213-216, 1987
  • Gymnocalycium bruchii var. centrispina Katalogname.. in Schneekloth-List
  • Gymnocalycium bruchii var. denudatum Dodie (Cactus by Dodie, US-CA) PL 1992?
  • Gymnocalycium bruchii var. deviatum (Oehme)
    Uwe Becker
    in Kakteen/Sukkulenten DDR :22, 1986
  • Gymnocalycium bruchii var. enorme (Oehme)  in Backeberg Kakteenlexikon
  • Gymnocalycium bruchii var. evolvens (Oehme) Uwe Becker
     in Kakteen/Sukkulenten DDR :22, 1986
  • Gymnocalycium bruchii var. glaucum Neuhuber.
    Gymnocalycium 16(2): 499-510, 2003
  • Gymnocalycium bruchii var. hossei Backeberg nom. inval. (Art. 37.1),
    Die Cactaceae 3: 1699-1700, 1959
  • Gymnocalycium bruchii ssp. lafaldense (Vaupel) Neuhuber,
    Gymnocalycium 16(2): 499-510, 2003
  • Gymnocalycium bruchii var. lafaldense Vaupel,  Z. f. Sukkulentenkunde :192, 1924
  • Gymnocalycium bruchii ssp. lafaldense (Vaupel) Neuhuber 2003
  • Gymnocalycium bruchii var. niveum Rausch,
    Succulenta 68 (9): 179-180 + title plate, 1989
  • Gymnocalycium bruchii subspec. pawlovskyi Neuhuber,
    Gymnocalycium 16(2): 499-510, 2003
  • Gymnocalycium bruchii var. spinossimum (Haage.)  Y. Ito
    in Graessner: Hauptverzeichnis ueber Kakteen: 21952
  • Gymnocalycium bruchii subspec. susannae Neuhuber,
    Gymnocalycium 16(2): 499-510, 2003

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Gymnocalycium bruchii (Spegazzini 1923) Hosseus,
Published in: Revista del Centro Estudianteo de Farmacia Cordoba 2(6): 16+22, 1926

Origin:  Argentina. Endemic to the Córdoba and San Luis provinces.

Habitat: Inhabits a wide range of environments and altitudes.

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Common Names include:

Synonyms:  

  • Frailea bruchii
  • Gymnocalycium lafaldense


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