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Cactaceae Gymnocalycium Pfeiff. ex Mittler
 Taschenb. Cactusliebhaber, 2: 124 (1844).
 
Gymnocalycium buenekeri  (Buining) G.Swales    
in Chileans, 8(30): 150 (1975 publ. 1977), without basionym ref.
(Gymnocalycium horstii var. buenekeri)
low water requirement
 
   
 
Gymnocalycium mihanovichii  Britton & Rose    
Cactaceae (Britton & Rose) 3: 153. 1922 [12 Oct 1922]
(Echinocactus mihanovichii)
low water requirement part shade exposure
 
   
 
Gymnocalycium mihanovichii  Britton & Rose  var. friedrichii  Werderm.
Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Sonderbeih. C Lief. 29, tab. 113. 1936 Werd. Bluh. Kakt. & suk. Pflanzen
low water requirement part shade exposure
 



   Native to Paraguay
 
Gymnocalycium mihanovichii  Britton & Rose  fa. Hibotan  
Moon Cactus, Neon Cactus -
low water requirement half shade exposure
 




   The interesting bright red color of the globular stems of this cactus is only visible because of a lack of chlorophyll.  They are grafted out of necessity.  The deep green rootstock provides all of the energy for the brightly colored scion.

 
Gymnocalycium pflanzii  Vaupel  v. Tomina  
low water requirement
 
   
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Gymnocalycium page last updated: April 17, 2010.