Cleistocactus baumannii

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Cleistocactus baumannii Lem.

Cactaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: dry

Soil: sand - Soil: gritty-sandy

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: tubular
Fruit: berry

28B / ff7117 

Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Cleistocactus baumannii is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Cleistocactus baumannii was described by Charles Lemaire in 1861. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Cleistocactus baumannii is the type species of the genus Cleistocactus which contains approximately 54 to 69 species and belongs to the family of the Cactaceae (Cactus Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 1 to 2 metres.

Leaves

Flowers and Fruits

Cleistocactus baumannii produces solitary orange tubular flowers.

The perennials carry red berries.

Root System

Distribution

Cleistocactus baumannii is native to Northeast Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. It is a protected species according to the Washington Convention.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should be sandy or gritty-sandy soil. They 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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