Acanthocalycium glaucum

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Acanthocalycium glaucum
F. Ritter 1964

  • – Echinopsis glaudna – H. Friedrich & G. D. Rowley 1974
    – Echinopsis glauca – (F. Ritter) H. Friedrich & G. D. Rowley 1974
    – Acanthocalycium aurantiacum – Rausch 1968,
    – Echinopsis aurantiaca (Rausch) = H. Friedrich & G. D. Rowley 1974

Plants usually solitary, globose to short cylindrical, bluegreen, 6-15 cm (2.4-5.9 in) high, 3-7 cm (1.2-2.8 in) in diameter. Ribs 8-14, obtuse, notched, to 1.5 cm (0.6 in) high.
Areoles white, 1.5-2 cm (0.6-0.8 in) apart. Spines black, expanded basally. Central spines usually absent, sometimes 1 – 2. Radial spines 5-10, straight, awl shaped, 5-20 mm (0.2-
0.8 in) long. Flowers golden yellow, to 6 cm (2.4 in) long and in diameter. Fruits globose, dark green, to 2 cm (0.8 in) in diameter.

Distribution: Catamarca, Argentina.

References: Anderson E.F. - The Cactus Family 

 

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