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  Lobivia densispina
(Syn: Echinopsis densispina )
 
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Lobivia densispina
A small and quite cold-tolerant species from the high Andes.
 

 

Proposed forms and variety (By A.F.H Buining):

  • Lobivia densispina (Werdermann) A.F.H. Buining, Kakt. & Sukkulmit. 15. 25, 1964
  • Lobivia densispina f. albiflora (Wessner) A.F.H. Buining, Sukkulentenkunde 7/8: 95., 1963
  • Lobivia densispina f. albolanata (A.F.H. Buining) A.F.H. Buining, Sukkulentenkunde 7/8: 96., 1963
  • Lobivia densispina f. aurantiaca (Wessner) A.F.H. Buining, Sukkulentenkunde 7/8: 96., 1963
  • Lobivia densispina f. chlorogona (Wessner) A.F.H. Buining, Sukkulentenkunde 7/8: 95., 1963
  • Lobivia densispina f. cinnabarina (Backeberg ex Wessner) A.F.H. Buining, Sukkulentenkunde 7/8: 96., 1963
  • Lobivia densispina f. citriflora (Wessner) A.F.H. Buining, Sukkulentenkunde 7/8: 96., 1963
  • Lobivia densispina f. citriniflora (Backeberg) A.F.H. Buining, Sukkulentenkunde 7/8: 95., 1963
  • Lobivia densispina f. cupreoviridis (Wessner) A.F.H. Buining, Sukkulentenkunde 7/8: 95., 1963
  • Lobivia densispina f. eburnea (Wessner) A.F.H. Buining, Sukkulentenkunde 7/8: 96., 1963
  • Lobivia densispina f. haematantha (Backeberg ex Wessner) A.F.H. Buining, Sukkulentenkunde 7/8: 96., 1963
  • Lobivia densispina f. kraussiana (Backeberg) A.F.H. Buining, Sukkulentenkunde 7/8: 95., 1963
  • Lobivia densispina f. leucomalla (Wessner) A.F.H. Buining, Sukkulentenkunde 7/8: 95., 1963
  • Lobivia densispina f. pectinifera (Wessner) A.F.H. Buining, Sukkulentenkunde 7/8: 95., 1963
  • Lobivia densispina f. purpureostoma (Wessner) A.F.H. Buining, Sukkulentenkunde 7/8: 95., 1963
  • Lobivia densispina f. rubroviridis (Wessner) A.F.H. Buining, Sukkulentenkunde 7/8: 95., 1963
  • Lobivia densispina f. setosa  (Backeberg) A.F.H. Buining, Sukkulentenkunde 7/8: 95., 1963
  • Lobivia densispina f. subcarnea (Wessner) A.F.H. Buining, Sukkulentenkunde 7/8: 96., 1963
  • Lobivia densispina f. sublimiflora (Backeberg ex Wessner) A.F.H. Buining, Sukkulentenkunde 7/8: 95., 1963
  • Lobivia densispina f. sufflava (Wessner) A.F.H. Buining, Sukkulentenkunde 7/8: 96., 1963
  • Lobivia densispina f. versicolor (Wessner) A.F.H. Buining, Sukkulentenkunde 7/8: 95., 1963
  • Lobivia densispina f. wessneriana (Fritzen) A.F.H. Buining, Sukkulentenkunde 7/8: 95., 1963
  • Lobivia densispina v. blossfeldii Wessner
  • Lobivia densispina v. kreuzingeri (Fric ex A.F.H. Buining) A.F.H. Buining, Sukkulentenkunde 7/8: 95., 1963
  • Lobivia densispina v. rebutioides (Backeberg) A.F.H. Buining, Sukkulentenkunde 7/8: 95., 1963
  • Lobivia densispina v. sanguinea Wessner
Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:   Lobivia densispina (Werderm.) Werderm. ex Backeb. F. M. Knuth. 1935

Nowadays regarded as: Echinopsis densispina Werdermann 1934 (= Echinopsis haematantha nowadays)

Origin:  Soutnern Bolivia, northern Argentina

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Synonyms:  

  • Echinopsis densispina Werderman 1934
  • Hymenorebutia densispina (Werderm.) Buining 1939
  • Lobivia haematantha v. densispina (Werd.) Rausch.
  • Lobivia haematantha subsp. denspina (Werd.) Rausch. & G. D. Rowley 1982
  • Echinopsis scoparia
  • Lobivia scoparia
  • Hymenorebutia scoparia
  • Lobivia rebutioides
  • Hymenorebutia rebutioides
  • Echinopsis rebutioides
  • Lobivia chlorogona
  • Hymenorebutia chlorogona
  • Lobivia napina
  • Hymenorebutia napina

Description: Lobivia densispina grows solitary or in clusters from a large tap root.
Stem: Ovoid, greyish-green, dull green or brown-purplish-green, up to 8 cm tall and 5 cm in diameter.
Ribs: Approximately 17, notched, forming tubercles.
Areoles: Yellowish-white, somewhat sunken, about 5 mm apart.
Spines: Quite variable in form, length and number, forming a close network that shades and in many cases almost hides the body.
Central spines: 0 to 7, brown, with darker tips straight or somewhat curved.  Larger at the base, 05 to 2 cm long.
Radial spines: 16-22, spreading or sometimes appressed against the stem, bristle-like, flexible, whitish, 4  mm long.
Flowers:
The flowers occur in many colours, varying from yellow to orange and red, up to 8,5 cm long.
 

 


Cultivation:
It is a summer-growing
species that offers no cultivation difficulty.  Water regularly in summer (but do not over-water).  Keep rather dry in winter.  Feed with a high potassium fertilizer  in summer.  It is quite cold tolerant if kept dry (hardy to  -5 C).  It needs a bright exposure, full sun or half shade in summer.
Propagation: Grafting, cutting.
 

Photo of plants belonging to the Lobivia (Echinopsis) haematantha complex (This taxon has lots of synonyms (like most Lobivia) whit several controversial varieties and subspecies):

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