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Gymnocalycium pflanzii

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By hywel

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Gymnocalycium pflanzii is a cactus from Bolivia, Paraguay and North of Argentina.
It grows in deep rich soil, in sunny rocky areas, on slopes or under spiny shrubs.

It is named in honour of K Pflanz – but I can’t find out who this is :(

I’ve had this cactus for several years, and this year it produced one bud, which made me feel quite excited lol
so I had to put it in a blog :o)

Here’s the flower opening from a bud :-

It is rather a strange looking flower, but I’ve waited a long time to see it …
and guess what – I love it ! :o)

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Great photos, AGAIN, Hywel.

17 Aug, 2014

 

Its a beautiful flower Hywel and the cactus is strangely beautiful too, although the spines look rather sharp.

17 Aug, 2014

 

Thank you both.

The spines bend backwards, so not really able to hurt you much even though they are quite pointy :o)

17 Aug, 2014

 

I don't blame you Hywel, that's a beauty.

17 Aug, 2014

 

Big surprise. :o)

17 Aug, 2014

 

Wonderful namefor a wonderful flower!

17 Aug, 2014

 

Fabulous Hywel.So distinctive!

17 Aug, 2014

 

It was well worth the wait.

17 Aug, 2014

 

Thank you all for commenting on my cactus :o)

18 Aug, 2014

 

It's lovely Hywel!
All the sweeter when you've had to wait as well.

18 Aug, 2014

 

Well waiting for lovely hywel :0)

18 Aug, 2014

 

Thank you both :)

22 Aug, 2014

 

Lovely photos of a lovely flowering cactus, Hywel! Funny it should like rich deep soil, I thought all cacti liked poor soil.

23 Aug, 2014

 

Apparently not ... :)

23 Aug, 2014

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