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Gymnocalycium deeszianum CACTUSPEDIA       

 


Gymnocalycium deeszianum
 

Cultivation: This is a species that offers no cultivation difficulties.  It is a summer grower that enjoy  some shade during the hottest part of the day. Water regularly in summer (but do not over-water).  Keep rather dry in winter. Feed with a high potassium fertilizer in summer. Hardy as low as -5° C (or less) if kept dry.  
Propagation: Direct sow after last frost or cuttings, but seldom produces offsets.

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Gymnocalycium deeszianum Dölz. 1943 numen dubium
Published in: Kakteenkunde (unnumbered volume): 54-55, 1943

Origin:  Argentina (Córdoba)

Synonyms:

  • 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.
 

 

 


 

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Gymnocalycium capillaense complex (This Taxon has lots of synonyms ( like many other cacti) 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 characteristics):



 

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