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Members were given one of these at the start of the year. We are to look after it and bring it back at the December 2020 meeting (the annual Pot Luck) for comparison. We are also asked to fill in the questionnaire and return it by the end of the year click here.

Lobivia saltensis = Echinopsis saltensis

Accepted Scientific Name: Echinopsis saltensis Speg.
Anales Mus. Nac. Buenos Aires ser. 3, 4: 487. 1905

Small but variable cactus from the Salta and Tucumán provinces of Argentina.
Shiny red flowers starting in Spring sometimes continuing into Summer.
Deep tap root and small spines that are somewhat whiskery.

Taxonomy:
GENUS: Lobivia [low-BIV-ee-uh] Anagram of Bolivia.
= Echinopsis [ek-in-OP-sis] From the Greek echinos (sea urchin or hedgehog) and opsis (like), referring to the plant’s resemblance to sea urchins
SPECIES: saltensis [sal-TEN-sis] Of or from Salta, a province in northern Argentina.

Also see the SCCSS Annual Plant List

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