Acanthocalycium spiniflorum

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Acanthocalycium spiniflorum (K.Schum.) Backeb.

Cactaceae

Life form: subshrub

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Arrangement: not specified
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: not specified
Fruit: not specified

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Caryophyllidae
Superordo:
Caryophyllanae
Ordo:
Caryophyllales

Acanthocalycium spiniflorum is a subshrub.

Naming

Acanthocalycium spiniflorum was already described and the name validly published by Karl Moritz Schumann. It was Curt Backeberg, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1936.

Taxonomy

Acanthocalycium spiniflorum is a species in the genus Acanthocalycium which contains approximately 2 to 8 species and belongs to the family of the Cactaceae (Cactus Family).

Characteristics

Acanthocalycium spiniflorum - flowers

Growth

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Acanthocalycium spiniflorum is evergreen.

Flowers and Fruits

Root System

Distribution

Acanthocalycium spiniflorum is native to Argentina. It is a protected species according to the Washington Convention.

Cultivation

The subshrubs tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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