deeszianum Dölz. 1943
Published in: Kakteenkunde (unnumbered volume): 54-55, 1943
- G. capillense var. sigelianum fa. deeszianum
(Schick) Till, Gymnocalycium 16(1): 489-498 (2003)
- G. gibbosum var. deeszianum (?).
Description: G. deszianum
is a small solitary cactus. It is a quite variable and doubtful species
(especially cultivated plants may be quite different)
In fact some plant labeled "deszianum" are so different-looking
that the only uniting factor is the white bloom and rounded ribs.
Stem: Globose, flattened to elongate, light olive green,
becoming deep green with age, to 6.5 cm tall, 8-10 cm in diameter.
Ribs: Rounded, slightly chinned.
Radial spines: Spreading, straight to more or less curved and bent
against the stem. Creamy yellowish with darker tips.
Central spines: 0-1 (Often absent).
Flowers: Pale pink or (usually) pure white.