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  Lobivia lateritia var. citriflora
(Syn: Echinopsis lateritia)
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Lobivia lateritia var. citriflora
A nice yellow flowering form.
 

Description: Lobivia lateritia var citriflora is a pretty species, with a low thick flat to cylindrical stem 15 cm high and 9 cm thick. Plant almost always grows solitary but sometime ramifies from the base to form clusters.
Root: Tap root.
Ribs: About 18, broad at the base, acute straight, approx 1 cm high.
Areoles: Felted1-2 cm apart.
Radial spines: 9-10 straight  interlaced horizontally with one another, up to 5 cm long, whitish, yellowish or brownish.
Central spines: 1 to 2 ± longer than the radials curved upward, somewhat thickened at the base sometime slightly hooked. Older plant begins to produce very long spines (up to 10 cm in some clones)
Flowers: Short funnel-formed 3 to 5 cm long, 5-6 cm in diameter, the name "citriflora" means "lemon-like flower" and refers to the lemon-yellow or whitish-yellow colour of the blooms. colour) that are usually clearer at centre. Inner perianth segments oblong, acute. Scales on the ovary and flower tube lanceolate, acute with dull-white hairs in the axil. Filaments yellow, anthers yellowhis-white. Stigma lobes about 7 or 8.
Blooming season: Bloom in the daytime, from late spring to summer and remain open for about three days.
Fruits:  Similar to the Lobivia lateritia var. kupperiana.
 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name: Lobivia lateritia v. citriflora W. Rausch
In: Succulenta (Amsterdam) 59 (2): 29-30, 1980

Nowadays regarded as: Echinopsis lateritia Gürke
In: Monatsschr. Kakteenk. XVII. 10. p. 151-152. 1907

OriginPotosi, (Southern Bolivia) Type location close Talina. Altitude 3300-3500 m

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Synonyms:  

  • Lobivia lateritia (Gürke) Britton & Rose
    In: Cactaceae 56,1922.

Notes: The Echinopsis lateritia complex comprises a large number of infraspecific taxa, differing in various combinations of flower colour, spine colour, number and thickness of central spines, and other characters. The taxonomic and geographic boundaries among the segregate species or infraspecific taxa of E. lateritia remain nebulous and controversial. In no place do pure populations exist sympatrically, and all taxa appear completely interfertile.

 

 


Cultivation: It is a summer grower species that offers no cultivation difficulties.  Water regularly in summer (but do not overwater ) Needs a large pot to accommodate a large root system. Use a very draining and porous substrate, since it's natural habitat is in volcanic soil, it has adapted to more acidic conditions;  keep rather dry in winter.
It is quite frost resistant if kept dry (hardy to  -5° C) Outside full sun or afternoon shade, inside needs bright light, and some direct sun.
Propagation: Propagate by seed or shoots.

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Lobivia lateritia complex (This Taxon has lots of synonyms  whit several controversial varieties and subspecies and comprises a multitude of different forms, but where each form is linked to others by populations of plants with intermediate characteristics):

 

 

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