Acanthocalycium Glaucum

Family

Cactaceae

Habitat

Acanthocalycium glaucum is native to the Argentine provinces of Catamarca and La Rioja, where it grows spontaneously at altitudes of 2000-3600 meters.

An example of Acanthocalycium glaucum present in our online shop.

An example of Acanthocalycium glaucum present in our online shop.

An example of Acanthocalycium glaucum orange flower.

ACANTHOCALYCIUM GLAUCUM  (FRIEDRICH RITTER 1964): HIGHLIGHTS.

Synonyms:   Acanthocalycium thionanthum var. Glaucum   –  Lobivia thionantha var. Glauca   –  Echinopsis thionantha subsp. glauca   –  Echinopsis auranthiaca   –  Lobivia thionantha var. aurantiaca

The Acanthocalycium Glaucum grows individually with a slightly elongated spherical shape, with a blue-green colour and can reach a diameter of 3-7 cm and a height of 6-15 cm.

It can have from 8 to 14 ribs; from the areola they develop from 5 to 10 straight radial spines, the central spines are generally absent, but sometimes there can be one or two. The thorns are dark in colour.

The flowers are funnel-shaped and yellow in color.
The fruits are dark green.

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