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Frailea pumila

Frailea pumila LB 250
LB 250. Foto: Jan Jaap de Morree

Original Publication
Echinocactus pumilus Lemaire, Cact. Aliq. Nov. 21. 1838.

Original Description

Globosus, minimus, apice subumbilicatus, minutissimè tuberculatus, albo densissimè tenuissimèque punctulatus, intensè viridis, aliquandòque ex totâ parte rubescens.
Tuberculi ad basim hexagoni, obtusi, brevissimi, lineâ aut vix ampliùs distantes, sub areolis violacei, in series subspirales dispositi, costasque simulantes; sinus plani, lineâ repandâ notati; areolæ rotundæ, minima, fusco – lutescentes; aculei duodecim aut quatuordecim ferè intertexti, præcipuè ad verticem, duas lineas longi, subæquales, gracillimi, subradiantes, hinc indè curvati, flexuosi; unus aut duo centrales, molles, luteo – fuscescentes, è tomento parco, non deciduo, orientes; flores ad umbilicum enascentes, magni (si cum plantâ conferantur), et, quandò non expansi, lanâ longâ, albâ, cum aculeis erectis, longis, numerosis, pilosis, setaceis fulvisque mixtâ et superante, longe operti.
Hæc insignis et distincta planta, tuberculorurn mammillariformium dispositione, Mammillariis valdè est affinis; quibuscum verò satis discrepat de inflorescentiâ non axillari.
E speciminibus cognitis maximum ad armeniaci mali magnitudinem vix accedit; attamen flores et fructus numerosè gestabat. Tam fugitivum est floritionis momentum, ut adhùc perspici non potuit, invitis conatibus nostris. (Monv., Lem.)
Patria ignota.


Distribution
Paseo de los Libres to Mercedes, Corrientes, Argentina

References in Literature

Alexander Arzberger - Unser Mitglied in Paraguay vorgestellt. Internoto 32:2, pages 53-56
Alweer een artikel over Frailea's. J.J. De Morree, Succulenta (Netherlands) 68(5): 100-103, 1989.
Blütenfresser in rotblühenden Notokakteen. Norbert Gerloff. Piante Grasse, Volume 30, number 03, juli-september 2010
De genus Frailea Geschiedenis en cultuur. Albert Leroy. Cactussen en Vetplanten, 25e jaargang 2008, no 1.
Eine kleine Reise durch Rio Grande do Sul, den südlichsten Bundesstaat Brasiliens. Andreas Hofacker. Kaktusblüte, April 2003
Fascinating Frailea, Part 1: General impressions. Marlon C Machado. Cactus World (BCSS) Volume 25 No. 1 March 2007
Fascinating Frailea, Part 2: Review of the species from Rio Grande do Sul. Marlon C Machado. Cactus World (BCSS) Volume 25 No. 2 June 2007
Frailea; een groot Zuid-Amerikaans geslacht. Jan Jaap de Morree. Succulenta (Netherlands) 73(4): 191-194, 1994.
Frailea knippeliana, verkannt? verschollen? ausgerottet? Wilhelm Simon. KuaS 1970,_no 2,_page 40
Frailea’s ook in Paraguay. Ludwig Bercht & Volker Schädlich. Succulenta (Netherlands) 87(1):36-42. 2008.
Fundortdokumentation. Norbert Gerloff. Internoto 31:4, pages 117-121
Growing fraileas. Angie Money. Cactusworld (BCSS) Volume 26, No. 1 March 2008.
Gymnocalycium in Argentijns laagland. Ludwig Bercht. Succulenta (Netherlands) 75(2): 62-66, 1996.
Notiz aus der Provinz Corrientes Argentinien - Teil 1. Fabian Font. Internoto Volume 28, no. 1, 2007
Notocactus buiningii (Buxbaum) F. Ritter ist ein interessanter Kaktus. Stanislav Stuchlik. Internoto 27(3), 2006
Notocactus buiningii (Buxbaum) F. Ritter im Frühling. Internoto 32(1), 2011: 3-10
Op zoek naar Notocactus harmonianus Ritter. Norbert Gerloff. Succulenta (Netherlands) 73(4): 180-186, 1994.
The Cactaceae. Britton & Rose, 1922.
Paraguayaanse dwergen in de twintigste eeuw. Lubomir Berka, Succulenta (Netherlands) 79(5): 216-221, 2000.


History

Comments

Field Numbers
GN 89-145/332, LB 250, LB 621, GF 785
A full listing of all associated field collector data can be found on our field number reference pages.

See Also


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GF 785

Frailea pumila Gf 785

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