Aylostera Spegazzinii (1923)

overgrown flower tube (a characteristic that separates them from Rebutia)
dwarf cactus, globular, usually somewhat extended (Rebutia are more oblate)
adult plants are strong sprouting and form large cushions
flowers usually in half-body height, not at the base or head
flower tube is externally covered with hair and bristles

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Distribution

north-Argentinia - Tucuman
south-Bolivia - La Paz, Cochabamba, Oruro
in the higher Andean valleys at altitudes of 1000–4500 m (3280–14765 ft)

Growth period

sunny and breezly, avoid excessive heat and blazing sun
temporarily stay in the open air possible
temperature differences between day and night are conducive
sufficient moisture and humidity, especially in heat
pour in the spring after the buds begin to approach

Winter period

very bright and dry at 6–12°C (43 to 53°F)

Soil-mixture

nutritious, average porous cactus soil
   
Aylostera albiareolata F. Ritter (1977)
 
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Habitat

Bolivia
Tarija - east of Tarija

Description

body leaf-green
areoles white, dense wolly
10–14 radial spines, glassy, white, cover short white, about 0,6–1 cm (0.2–0.4 in) long hairs
1 central spine, 0,8–1,5 cm (0.3–0.6 in) long, mostly stiffer
buds almost blackish red (identifying feature)
flowers 3 cm (1.2 in)
Ø, inside bright red, at the lower trunk
fruit is a thin berry, later burst
seeds black, tiny

Synonyms

Rebutia albiareolata F. Ritter (1977)
Rebutia pseudodeminuta
C. Backeberg (1933)

CITES

Appendix II
 
Description of "Kakteen von A bis Z" by Walter Haage with courtesy by Kakteen-Haage made available.

 

 

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