Aylostera kupperiana

May 17, 2018 0 Commentsadmin

Aylostera kupperiana was discovered by F. Ritter in 1931 in Bolivia, near Tarija where it grows on the walls of cliffs at a height of 7500 ft. In 1932 it was described by Bodecker as Rebutia kupperiana in honour of Prof. Kupper of the Munich Botanical Garden.
It has a small stem about 3 cm across, globose, later columnar, coloured green, bronze with a purplish tinge in the sun. The ribs are low, spiralled. The spines have brown tips. The radial spines, up to 15, measure 5 to 8 mm in length, the central spines, 1 to 4, are 4.2 cm long and coloured dark brown. The flowers are abundant, about 4 cm across and vermilion to bright orange-red.

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3-5 centimeter(s)
– In inches:
1-2 inch(es)
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5 centimeter(es)
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2 inch(es)
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8 °C
– In degrees Fahrenheit (°F):
44 °F
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3 day(s)
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Cact and Succulent, Paul Hamlyn, ISBN –


Credits: Aiko Talens, Den Haag, The Netherlands

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