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  Gymnocalycium kieslingii f. castanea CACTUSPEDIA       

 


 Gymnocalycium kieslingii f. castanea
Beautiful flower from June to autumn.
 

Description: This is a 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.
Spines: The spines are pale brown to pastel and  have a dark base.
Flowers: Near the apex and are 70mm in length and 60mm in diameter and appear recurrently from June to autumn.
 


 
Gymnocalycium kieslingii f. castanea VS50 Anillaco.
Dark reddish-brown body and robust.

Gymnocalycium kieslingii fma. castaneum P220
Locality: Sanagasta, La Rioja, Argentina 1100m
 

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)

Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Gymnocalycium kieslingii f. castaneum O.Ferrari 1985
Published in:  Cact. Succ. J. (U.S.) 57: 244-246,1985

Origin:  Argentina (La Rioja)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Synonyms:

  • Gymnocalycium kieslingii f. albiareolatum Ferrari
    Published in: Cact. Succ. J. (U.S.) 57: 244-246, 1985
  • Gymnocalycium kieslingii f. castaneum Ferrari
    Published in: Cact. Succ. J. (U.S.) 57: 246, 1985
  • Gymnocalycium kieslingii var. heidiae n. prov.


 

 



 


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