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  Lobivia backebergii CACTUSPEDIA       

 


Lobivia backebergii R456
La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms an cultivars of Lobivia (Echinopsis) backebergii. (This taxon has lots of synonyms (like most Lobivia) whit several controversial varieties and subspecies):

 

 

 

Cultivation: It is a summer grower species that offers no cultivation difficulties.  Water regularly in summer (but do not overwater ) needs good drainage and very porous soil,  keep rather dry in winter. Feed with a high potassium fertilizer  in summer. It is quite frost resistant if kept dry (hardy to  -5 C or less).  Need a bright exposure, full sun or half shade in summer.

Propagation: Direct sow after last frost, offsets.

 

 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES Appendix II

Scientific name:  Lobivia backebergii

Nowadays regarded as: Echinopsis backebergii Werderm. in Backeb.
In: Neue Kakteen 83, 84, fig. 1931 Fedde, Rep. Spec. Nov. 30: 64. 1932

Origin:  Peru.

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2

Synonyms:  

  • Echinopsis winteriana Ritter
  • Lobivia wrightiana var. winteriana (Ritt.) Rausch
  • Echinopsis backebergii subsp. wrightiana (Backeb.) M.Lowry
    In:  Cactaceae Syst. Init. 20: 15. 2005
  • Lobivia backebergii winteriana
  • Echinopsis backebergia Werdermann ex Backeberg 1931
  • Lobivia backebergia (Werdermann ex Backeberg) Backeberg 1935
  • Lobivia wrightiana Backeberg 1937
  • Echinopsis wrightiana (Backeberg) G. D. Rowley 1982
  • Neolobivia winteriana (F. Ritter) F. Ritter 1981



Clone V1:
A selected form with a very bright white throat circle.

 

 
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Slowly forms nice clumps as it ages.



 

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