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  Notocactus Rubibuenekeri "ALBISSIMO"
(Syn: Parodia rudibuenekeri cv. Albissimo)
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Notocactus rudibuenekeri "ALBISSIMO"
 


Description: It is a white
columnar cactus, fuzzy cactus, usually solitary, or slowly clustering with spiral of dense white spines in columns.
Stem:  Globose-Cylindrical,
erect, green, up to 20 cm tall, 5 cm in diameter.
Spines: Long,
erect, very white, glassy and soft.
Flowers:
 
Diurnal, opening in during the day and closing at night. Pale to bright yellow up to 4 cm in diameter, developing from white flower-buds.
Blooming season: Summer.
 
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Cultivation:
This is an easy plant to cultivate.  It require a mineral-based potting mix with a good drainage. 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). Usually it is recommended to over-winter this plant in a bright and warm greenhouse with at least 8-10° C , but it has proved to tolerate temperatures as low as -5° C for short periods.  
Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun but doesn't like full, hot blazing sun in the central summer month.
Propagation: Seeds, cuttings. Not too difficult to raise from seed.

Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Notocactus rudibuenekeri Abraham  W.R.
In:  Succulenta 67 (6): 133-138
(1988)

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Cactoideae, Tribe: Notocacteae

Origin:  The N. rudibuenekeri comes from Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul) this pure white selection is of garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Etymology: Named after the discoverer Rudi W. Büneker.

Synonyms:  

  • Notocactus rudibuenekeri var. rudibuenekeri  
  • Parodia rudibuenekeri (W. R. Abraham) Hofacker & P. J. Braun 1998
  • Peronocactus rudibuenekeri (Abraham) Doweld 1999 nom.gen.inval.  
  • Scopacactus rudibuenekeri Abraham (nach Doweld 2000) 
  • Scopacactus rudibuenekeri ssp. rudibuenekeri (nach Doweld 2000) 
  • Notocactus scopa var. longispinus n.n. Lemaire 1838
  • Notocactus scopa var. rudibuenekeri  
  • Notocactus glomeratus N.Gerloff  (Basionym)
    Internoto 12 (1): 3 - 10 1991
  • Notocactus rudibuenekeri var. glomeratus (N. Gerloff 1991) N. Gerloff & Neduchal  Internoto 24 (3/4): 52-53 2003
  • Parodia rudibuenekeri ssp. glomerata (Gerloff) Hofacker 1998
  • Peronocactus rudibuenekeri ssp. glomeratus (N.Gerloff) Doweld 1999 nom.gen.inval.
  • Scopacactus rudibuenekeri ssp. glomeratus (N. Gerloff) Doweld 2000
  • Notocactus scopa var. glomeratus n.n.


This beautiful selection  has expressive long, very, very white and soft spines. Unique!
 

 


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