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Gymnocalycium horridispinum
(
Syn: Gymnocalycium monvillei ssp. horridispinum)

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Gymnocalycium horridispinum L517 La Mudana 1200m Cordoba, Argentina

Very strong, wild and long spines. Radials: 10/13, 4-5 cm long, dark- brown, later grey. No central spines.

 


This plant needs full sun to develop
the typical powerful spines

Description: G. horridispinum is a (usually) solitary geophytic strongly spined cactus..
Stem:  Globular to cylindrical, oblong, solitary. 8 - 10 cm in diameter, up to 15 cm high. Epidermis: Dark green.grey-green to olive green
Ribs: 12-15
Radial spines:
Very strong, 4-5cm long stiff and impressive, Stout 10 up to 12, but usually less in young plants.
Central spines: Usually  1 erected.
Flowers: Very showy, they are some of the largest in this genus 6 up to 7 cm long and wide, often growing larger than the plant! bright purple-pink.

Cultivation: It is a summer-growing species very easy to grow, these plants offer no cultivation difficulties.  Needs
moderate to copious in summer (but do not over-water), keep rather dry in winter.
Hardy as low as -5 C (or less) if kept dry. Feed with a high potassium fertilizer  in summer. Needs light shade.

Propagation: Seeds (seldom produces offsets)

 

Photo of of plants belonging to the Gymnocalycium monvillei complex (This Taxon has lots of synonyms ( like many other gymnocalycium) 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

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:
Gymnocalycium monvillei ssp. horridispinum A.B.Frank ex H. Till,
Published in: KuaS 38(8): 191, 1987

Synonym:

  • Gymnocalycium monvillei ssp. horridispinum
    Published in: (G. Frank ex H. Till) H. Till, Gymnocalycium 6(3): 102, 1993.

Habitat: Argentina, prov. Cordoba, Altitude: 700 - 1200 m.

 


Flowers pink, showy, 6 cm long and large (may have a clearer white throat) Pale red fruits.
 

 



 

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