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  Lobivia pentlandii forma cristata
(Syn: Echinopsis pentlandii)
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Lobivia pentlandii forma cristata
 

Description: A pretty little species, with a dark green body.
Flowers: Slender Pink to reddish-brown, orange or yellow with a usual clearer centre, approx. 6.0cm. long, 5.0cm. diameter. Blooms are produced in spring and remain open for about three days.
Root: Tap root.

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 grafting or cuttings.

 

Notes: L. pentlandii group is a complex that comprises many different varieties, forms and ± similar related species. It was found by Pentland and described in 1844 by W. Hooker as Echinocactus pentlandii. Salm Dyck overcombined it into the genus Echinopsis. When Britton and Rose 1922 had established the genus Lobivia. L. pentIandii was chosen as type species.

 

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of Lobivia (Echinopsis) pentlandii.

 

Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Lobivia pentlandii (W. J. Hooker) Britton & Rose 1922

Origin Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Synonyms:

  • Echinopsis pentlandii (W. J. Hooker) Salm-Dyck ex A. Dietrich 1846

Heterotypic synonyms:

  • Echinopsis scheeri Salm-Dyck 1850
  • Lobivia scheeri (Salm-Dyck) Rausch 1992
  • Lobivia boliviensis Britton & Rose 1922
  • Lobivia higginsiana Backeberg 1933
  • Lobivia wegheiana Backeberg 1933
  • Echinopsis hardeniana Boedeker 1935
  • Lobivia hardeniana (Boedeker) Boedeker ex Backeberg& F. M. Knuth 1935
  • Lobivia pentlandii subsp. hardeniana (Boedeker ex Backeberg& F. M. Knuth) G. Navarro 1996
  • Lobivia argentea Backeberg 1935
  • Lobivia leucorhodon Backeberg 1935
  • Lobivia leucoviolacea Backeberg 1935
  • Lobivia raphidacantha Backeberg 1935
  • Lobivia varians Backeberg 1935
  • Lobivia schneideriana Backeberg 1937
  • Lobivia acculeata Buining 1941
  • Lobivia brunneo-rosea Backeberg 1957
  • Lobivia lauramarca Rauh & Backeberg 1957
  • Lobivia johnsonia Backeberg 1959
  • Lobivia titicacensis Backeberg 1959
  • Lobivia multicostata Backeberg 1963 (n.val.publ.)
  • Lobivia larae Cárdenas 1964
  • Lobivia pentlandii ssp. larae (Cárdenas) G. Navarro 1996
  • Lobivia omasuyana Cárdenas 1966
 


The flowers are of almost any colour: red, pink, yellow or bicoloured and have a very nice contrasting throat circle.
 

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