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  Gymnocalycium leeanum
(Gymnocalycium reductum subsp. leeanum)
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Small specimens covered with short and flattened spines and yellow flowers,
this species has been named after J. Lee.
 

Description: G. leaanum is a small cactus that usually grows in clumps.
Stems: Depressed-globular to globular, blue-green, up to 8 cm in diameter.
Ribs: 15, divides in   hexahedral mounds.
Central spine: None or  sometimes one straight rigid.
Radial spines:  Approximately 11, flat and bent against the stem, up to 1.2 cm long.
Flowers: Near the apex, yellow, yellowish-white, or yellowish-green, 5-6 cm wide and long and appear recurrently from April to autumn.
 


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
.   Hardy as low as   -5 C (or less) if  kept dry. Sun Exposure: Light shade.
Propagation: Direct sow after last frost or by planting offsets.

 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Scientific name:  Gymnocalycium leeanum (Hooker) Britton & Rose,
Published in: The Cactaceae 3: 154, 1922

Common Names include:  Yellow chin-cactus

Origin:  Argentina

Synonyms:

  • Gymnocalycium reductum subsp. leeanum (Hooker) Papsch,
    Gymnocalycium 13(3):363-372, 2000
  • Gymnocalycium leeanum v. brevispinum Backeberg,
    Cact. Succ. J. (U.S.) 23(3): 87, 1951
  • Gymnocalycium leeanum var. netrelianum (Monville ex EA.C. Weber) Backeberg,
    in: Backeberg & Knuth: Kaktus-ABC: 290, 1936.
  • Gymnocalycium leeanum var. roseiflorum Y. Ito,  in: Explanatory Diagram of Austroechinocactinae: 199 + 293, 1957


 

 




 

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