Small cactus with a glossy dark green, spherical body that is broader than high, depressed and unarmed at apex, up to 15 cm in diameter. Flowers about 4-6 cm broad, near the plant apex scarlet to deep red.
Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)
Lobivia draxleriana Rausch 1971
Accepted Scientific name: Lobivia cinnabarina (Hooker) Briton et Rose, The Cactaceae, 3: 54, 1922
Origin: Higher Andes of Southern Bolivia and Northern Argentina (2000 to 4000 m of altitude)
Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.
This taxon has lots of synonyms (like most Lobivia) whit several controversial varieties and subspecies.
- Echinocactus cinnabarinus Hooker
In: Curtis's Bot. Mag. 73:pl. 4326. 1847
- Echinocactus cinnabarinus spinosior Salm-dick
In: Cact. Hort. Dick. 1849. 35, 176. 1850
- Echinopsis cinnabarina Labouret
In: Monogra. Cact. 288. 1853
- Echinopsis chereauniana Schlumberger
In: Rev. Hort. IV. 5:402. 1856
- Echinopsis cinnabarina spinosior Rümpler
In: Förster, Handb. Cact. ed. 2 618. 1885
- Echinocereus cinnabarinus Shumann
In: Engler and Prantl, Pflanzenfam. 3rd Edition: 185. 1894
- Lobivia tiegeliana Wessner 1939
- Hymenorebutia tiegeliana (Wessner) F. Ritter 1980
- Cinnabarinea cinnabarina (Hook.) Ritter
in: Kakteen in Südamerika, 2: 634, 1980
- Cinnabarinea cinnabarina (Hook.) Frič
In: Kreuzinger, Verzeichnis 1935, nom. nud.A
HS50 Aiquile to Mizque km 20, Campero, Cochabamba, Bolivia Altitude: 2400-2700m
Description: Small cactus with a much flattened usually solitary body (sometime forms small few branched clumps).
Stems: Glossy dark green, spherical broader than high, deprssed and unarmed at apex, up to 15 cm in diameter.
Ribs: It has 20 ribs spirally arranged, irregular and oblique, with raised to acute tubercles between which the areoles appear.
Areoles: Rounded with short whitish felt.
Radial spines: 8-10, about 1-2 cm long, arranged like little spiders, more or less curved backward, acicular, slender, brownish, turn greyish eventually.
Central spines: None or 1 to 3 stouter, somewhat curved.
Flowers: About 4 to 8 cm broad, near the plant apex, rotate-campanulate, scarlet to deep red. Inner perianth segments dbroad, obtuse, the outer one greenish or whitish, stamen and stile much shorter than the perianth-segments. The flower's tube is covered by hairy lanceolate-acute scales with hairy axils.
Cultivation: It is a summer grower species that offers no cultivation difficulties. Water regularly in summer (but do not overwater ) needs good drainage and very porous, keep rather dry in winter. Feed with a high potassium fertilizer in summer. It is quite frost resistant if kept dry (hardy to -12° C). Need a bright exposure, full sun or half shade in summer.
Propagation: Direct sow after last frost, offsets (if available)