Cactuspedia home | E-mail | Photo gallery | Dictionary | Search 

This old page has been moved! Click the link next on the right to enter the new Enciclopedia of Cacti. We hope you find this new site informative and useful.

The Encyclopedia of Cacti

 

Gymnocalycium buenekeri
(Syn: Gymnoclycium horstii var. buenekeri)

CACTUSPEDIA       

 


Photo and © copyright by Konstantin V. Korotkov.
 (Sergiev Posad, Moscow reg., Russia)

This species has  great pink flowers.
 

Description: Gymnocalycium buenekeri was originally published as a variety of G. horstii, but the description was technically invalid. However the two species are very similar, both have very similar great pink flowers and the same (usually) five ribbed appearance, and good, yellow spines. It can clumps and is quick to grow.

Cultivation: Very easy to grow, this plants offers no cultivation difficulties. Summer grower needs moderate to copious waterings in summer. Quite frost resistant if kept dry in winter  -4° C.  Feed with a high potassium fertilizer  in summer. Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade.
Propagation: Seeds (seldom produces offsets)

 


Photo and © copyright by Konstantin V. Korotkov.
 (Sergiev Posad, Moscow reg., Russia)

young (about 5-years) four-costal G. bueneckeri (at first he had whole three ribs!)


Photo & © copyright by Süleyman Demir Turkey 
Home page: http://community.webshots.com/user/demir165

Photo gallery: Alphabetical listing of Cactus and Succulent pictures published in this site.

Photo gallery Gymnocalicium

Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific Name:  Gymnocalycium buenekeri Swales,
Published in: Cactus and Succulent Journal of Great Britain 40(4): 97-100 1978 (Sometime misspelled "bueneckeri")

Common Names include:  Cactus (The name Spider Cactus refers to the shape of the spider-like spines.)

Distribution: SOUTHERN AMERICA, Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul)

Synonyms:

  • Gymnocalycium horstii var. buenekeri Buin
     


Photo & © copyright by Süleyman Demir Turkey 
Home page: http://community.webshots.com/user/demir165
G. buenekeri has nearly armless spines flattened against body

 

 




The body is green with fat rounded ribs reminiscent of an unripe tomato



 

Cactuspedia home | E-mail | Photo gallery | Dictionary | Search 

This old page has been moved! Click the link next on the right to enter the new Enciclopedia of Cacti. We hope you find this new site informative and useful.

The Encyclopedia of Cacti