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  Lobivia corbula
(Syn: Echinopsis maximilliana)
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Description: Small mat forming cactus
Stems: 5 -10 cm wide, basally branching.
Ribs: 12-20 sharp-edged with inclined protuberances.
Spines: Needle-like, more or less curved and interlaced with one another, radials 4-15, centrals 1-3, to 6 cm long, gold-yellow to brown.
Flowers: From the basal portion of the stem, ca. 5 cm long and 4-8 cm broad, outer petals somewhat overlapping and violet-violet-pink to purple sharpened, with yellowish throats, Stamens more or less to the stylus bent.  Red, yellow, white or intermediate colours are also common in habitat and in cultivation, too.
 

 

Cultivation: It is a summer-growing species that offers no cultivation difficulties.  Water regularly in summer (but do not overwater).  It 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  -12° C).  In summer it needs bright exposure, full sun or half shade.

Propagation:
 Sow directly after last frost, or by offsets.
 

Other synonyms ( of L. maximiliana):

  • Echinopsis maximiliana Heyder ex A. Dietrich 1846
  • Lobivia maximiliana (Heyder ex A. Dietrich) Backeberg 1937
  • Lobivia caespitosa Britton & Rose 1922
  • Echinopsis maximiliana subsp. caespitosa (Britton & Rose) G. D. Rowley 1982
  • Lobivia hermanniana Backeberg 1933
  • Lobivia westii Hutchison 1954
  • Echinopsis maximiliana subsp. westii (Hutchison) G. D. Rowley 1982
  • Lobivia charazanensis Cárdenas 1957
  • Lobivia cariquinensis Cárdenas 1959
  • Lobivia pseudocariquinensis Cárdenas 1961
  • Lobivia miniatiflora F. Ritter 1963
  • Lobivia cruciaureispina Knize 1969
  • Lobivia sicuaniensis Rausch 1971
  • Lobivia intermedia Rausch 1971
  • Echinopsis pentlandii var maximiliana Lem. 1860
  • Echinopsis tricolor A. G. Z. 1848
  • Lobivia pentlandii var maximiliana Backbg 1951
  • Lobivia lauramarca Rauh a Backbg., Descr. Cact. Nov. 1956/28

 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name: Lobivia corbula (Herrera) Britton & Rose
Published in: The Cactaceae; descriptions and illustrations of plants of the cactus family 3: 56, pl. 5, f. 2, 1922

Nowadays regarded as: Echinopsis maximiliana Heyder ex A. Dietrich 1846  

Basyonym: Mammillaria corbula Herrera
Published in: Revista Universitária [Cuzco] 8: 61. 1919. {Revista Univ. (Cuzco) ; BPH 796.03}

Taxonomy: Subfamily Cactoideae  Tribe Trichocereeae

Origin:  Northern Bolivia. The var. corbula (Herrera) is found near Cuzco and Ocongate.

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Synonyms:  

  • Lobivia corbula (Herrera) Britton & Rose
  • Lobivia maximiliana var. corbula (Herrera) Rausch Lobivia 1975
  • Maximiliana corbula Herrera, Rev. Univ. Cuzco 1919/61


The colour of the flowers is variable (usually pink-violet but also red, yellow, white or intermediate)
 

 



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



 

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