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Genus: Gymnocalycium

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Core Eudicots > Order: Caryophyllales > Familty: Cactaceae

About 72 species, native to South America. Seventeen species have been recorded as being cultivated in southern Africa.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Gymnocalycium anisitsii

Native to Paraguay.

 

Gymnocalycium baldianum (Dwarf chin)

Native to Argentina.

 

Gymnocalycium bruchii

Native to Argentina.

 

Gymnocalycium denudatum (Spider cactus)

Native to Brazil.

 

Gymnocalycium gibbosum

Native to Argentina.

 

Gymnocalycium hossei

[= Gymnocalycium mazanense]

Native to Argentina.

 

Gymnocalycium marsoneri

Native to Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay.

 

Gymnocalycium mihanovichii

Native to Paraguay.

 

Gymnocalycium monvillei

Native to Paraguay.

 

Gymnocalycium mostii

[= Gymnocalycium valnicekianum]

Native to Argentina.

 

Gymnocalycium ochoterenae

Native to Argentina. Gymnocalycium ochoterenae subsp. vatteri is cultivated in southern Africa.

 

Gymnocalycium pflanzii

Native to Bolivia.

 

Gymnocalycium platense

Native to Argentina.

 

Gymnocalycium quehlianum (Rose plaid cactus)

Native to Argentina.

 

Gymnocalycium saglionis (Giant chin cactus)

Native to Argentina.

 

Gymnocalycium schickendantzii

Native to Argentina.

 

Gymnocalycium stellatum

Native to Argentina.

 

Links

Publications

  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.

 


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