Gymnocalycium spegazzinii var. punillense VS79
Salta, El Obelisco, 1600m.
Description: G. spegazzini v. punillense
is a beautiful slow- growing plant with a noticeably flattened dark brown to almost
body. It is easy to grow.
spines are typically recurved,
add-pressed against the body, and most attractive.
Flowers: Pink, produced in late spring,
they remain open for up to
Cultivation: Keep this plant almost dry in winter, at a minimum
temperature of 0°C. Prefer a
growth will stop altogether. The plant tolerates
extremely bright situations, but enjoys some shade during
the hottest part of the day in summer.
Propagation: Seeds (seldom produces offsets)
Fruit must be significantly
overripe before harvesting seed.
Clean and dry seeds
conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of Gymnocalycium
Taxon shows a great degree of variation in
stem and spines colouration, and also in size depending on the site of
H. Till & W. Till,
Published in: Gymnocalycium 7(1): 119, 1994
Holotype: H.Till 93-605, 12.2.1993, Argentina, Prov. Salta, Tal
des Rio Las Conchas, La Punilla, 1670 m . (WU).
Note: Named after its habitat in La Punilla
(Argentina, Prov. Salta, Rio de Los Conchas)
Conservation status: Listed in
CITES appendix 2.
This species is considered one of the most desirable of
the Gymnocalyciums, it has a dark brown
to almost black body, nicely recurved spines, pink flowers.