Austrocactus spiniflorus

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Austrocactus spiniflorus (Phil.) F.Ritter

Cactaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

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Inflorescence: not specified

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Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Austrocactus spiniflorus is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Austrocactus spiniflorus was already described and the name validly published by Rudolph Amandus Philippi. It was Friedrich Ritter, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1963.

Taxonomy

Austrocactus spiniflorus is a species in the genus Austrocactus which contains approximately 5 to 6 species and belongs to the family of the Cactaceae (Cactus Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 5 to 8 centimetres.

Leaves

Flowers and Fruits

Austrocactus spiniflorus produces salmon-red flowers.


Root System

Distribution

Austrocactus spiniflorus is native to Chile. It is a protected species according to the Washington Convention.

Cultivation

The perennials tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

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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