Cleistocactus ritteri

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Cleistocactus ritteri Backeb.

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

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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 ritteri is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Cleistocactus ritteri was described by Curt Backeberg in 1959. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

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

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 70 to 90 centimetres.

Leaves

Flowers and Fruits

Cleistocactus ritteri produces solitary yellow tubular flowers.

The perennials produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Cleistocactus ritteri is native to Central Bolivia. 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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