Acanthocalycium Glaucum




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.


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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