Chamaecereus Britton & Rose (1922)

lower Cereus, monotypic genus
dwarf columnar cactus, strong scions, weich, shoots fast breaking
ribs few, flat
spines like bristles, soft, white
flowers diminutive, funnel shaped, red
fruits small, globular; seeds matte black

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Distribution

north Argentinia - Tucuman, Salta
in 2500 to 3500 m (8200–11483 ft) altitude
savannas and sparse forests

Growth period

half to full sun and warm
plenty of watering and well fertilize
a very undemanding species

Winter period

bright and very cool 5°C (41°F) to maximum 8°C (46°F)
at very cold and dry winter period, flower the plants very rich

Soil-mixture

humus-rich, easy and nutritious
   
Chamaecereus silvestrii (C. Spegazzini) Britton & Rose (1922)
 
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Habitat

Argentinia
Tucuman, Salta - in 2500–3500 m (8200–11483 ft) altitude
savannas and sparse forests

Description

named after Dr. Ph. Silvestri
small, to 6 cm (2.4 in) tall, forming cluster, light green
ribs 6–9
areoles bristles small, soft, white
flowers about 4 cm (1.6 in) long, short hair on the calyx, scarlet

Synonyms

Cereus silvestrii C. Spegazzini (1905)
Lobivia silvestrii
(C. Spegazzini) G. D. Rowley (1967)
Echinopsis chamecereus H. Friedrich & Glaetzle (1983)

CITES

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

 

 

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