Sunday, May 06, 2012

SUCCULENT SUNDAY: Rebutia neocumingii, syn Weingartia neocumingii

Bolivian cactus Rebutia neocumingii was known under genus name Weingartia from its description by Backeberg in 1950 until Weingartia was combined under Rebutia by Hunt in 1987. Its flowers can be yellow, orange or red depending on locality. It's normally solitary and unbranched, though the individual pictured is sprouting additional heads. Typically this species has much longer spines; this plant was obtained as form brevispina. It is about 7.5 cm across; at full growth, it can reach 10cm across and up to 20cm in height.
Rebutia neocumingii obrtained as Weingartia neocumingii brevispina.
Plant grown and photographed by Mr Sentient Meat.

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