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  Notocactus eugeniae
(Syn: Parodia mammulosa ssp. eugeniae)
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The flowers are numerous  and very showy, they are yellow with glossy petals and have a dark purple stigma.
 

Etymology: The plant was named after EUGENIA VAN VLIET, the wife of Dirk van Vliet (Dutch collector of cacti especially Notocacti) who discovered the palnt.

Description: Globose cactus, up to 7 cm in diameter.
Spines: Red an white
Flowers:
Blossoms are large (6 cm in diameter) and stand near the top. They are yellow with glossy petals and have a dark purple stigma. The buds are tomentose and appear during the summer.
Remarks: Parodia mammulosa ssp. eugeniae is related to Parodia mammulosa but quite dissimilar at a first glance
 

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It is a pretty plant with white & red spines already an eye catch without any flowers.

 

The stigma is bright purple


Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars
of plants belonging to the Parodia (Notocactus) mammullosa 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):
Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES Appendix II

Scientific name: Notocactus eugeniae J.Van Vliet

Nowadays regarded as: Parodia mammulosa ssp. eugeniae  A.Hofacker

Notes: The entire genus Notocactus is currently included into Parodia

Origin:   Uruguay (Tacuarembó)



Synonyms

  • Ritterocactus mammulosus ssp. eugeniae


 

 


Cultivation: It is easy to grow.  It  prefers a neutral to slightly acidic mineral-based potting mix with plenty of extra grit and feed during the summer.   It likes a warm bright location, does great in partial shade but doesn't like full, hot blazing sun in the central summer month. Can support quite some water during the growing season but pot plants in winter are wet-sensitive and needs to be kept dry  (rots easily if soil is wet and cold) tends to lose its roots in winter. Water Best if watered with rain water. Usually it is recommended to over-winter this plant in a bright and warm greenhouse with at least 8-10° C and rather dry  (it tends to lose its roots and to rot  if the substrate is wet and cold)  but it has proved to tolerate temperatures as low as -5° C for short periods.  
Propagation:
Seeds.

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