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  Gymnocalycium guanchinense
(Syn: Gymnocalicium hossei)
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 Gymnocalycium guanchinense P226 Cuesta Miranda 1500m
Dark green-reddishbody and robust beautiful flower from June to autumn.


Etymology: G. guanchinense has been named after habitat, Argentina, Prov. La Rioja, Cuesta Guachin

 

 

 

 

Description: This is a solitary geophytes plant with a swollen underground root system. The plant body has significant chin humps below the large woolly and peculiar areoles. The plants typically got a dark greenish red-violet-brown body colour.
Stem:
Up to 15 cm in diameter, dark green to brown flattened with wavy ribs.
Spines: The spines are pale brown
extremely curved and long.
Flowers: Near the apex, 70mm in length and 60mm in diameter
Flowering time: Blooms appear recurrently from June to autumn.

 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Gymnocalycium guanchinense Schutz 1947
In: Zpravy Ceskoslovenske kaktusarske spolecnosti 2: 21, 1947 = mazanense

Scientific name:  Gymnocalycium hossei (F. Haage) A.W.Will

Origin:  Argentina (La Rioja)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Synonyms:

  • Echinocactus hossii F. Haage
  • Echinocactus mazanensis Backeb.
  • Gymnocalycium mazanense (Backeb.) Backeb.
  • Echinocactus rhodantherus Boed.
  • Gymnocalycium rhodantherum (Boed.) Backeb.
  • Gymnocalycium nidulans Fric ex Backeb.
  • Gymnocalycium weissianum Backeb.
  • Gymnocalycium guanchinense var. robustius F. Ritter nom. inval. In: Katalog H. Winter: 14, 1962
  • Gymnocalycium guanchinense var. tinogastaense F. Ritter nom. inval. In:  Kakteen in Suedamerika 2: 477,1980
 

Cultivation: It is a summer grower species that offers no cultivation difficulties.  Water regularly in summer (but do not overwater ) keep rather dry in winter. Feed with a high potassium fertilizer  in summer. It is quite frost resistant if kept dry (hardy to  -10 C) Sun Exposure: Light shade.

Propagation: Direct sow after last frost.(seldom produces offsets)



 

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