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Opuntia poeppigii Otto ex Pfeiff.
Enum. Diagn. Cact. 174. 1837 Remarks: Leuenberger typified Opuntia caespitosa and Opuntia poeppigii by a single collection: Poeppig 669
Family: CACTACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Maihuenia poeppigii (Otto ex Pfeiff.) Phil. ex K.Schum.
Gesamtbeschr. Kakt. 754. 1898 et: F.A.C.Weber in Dict. Hort. [Bois] 2: 939. 1898

Opuntia poeppigii (Maihuenia poeppigii) Photo by: Carolina González
Blooming habit, Neuquén province, Argentina. Maihuenia poeppigii is a beautiful and unusual cactus from Chile and Argentina that forms dense cushions up to one meter in diameter. It is a surprisingly moisture and frost-tolerant cactus. This species can also be grown anchored without soil on a roof (like for the sempervivums).

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Maihuenia poeppigii (Otto ex Pfeiff.) Phil. ex K.Schum.
Gesamtbeschr. Kakt. 754. 1898 et: F.A.C.Weber in Dict. Hort. [Bois] 2: 939. 1898
Synonymy: 8
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Common Names include:
SPANISH (Español): Maihuen, Hierba del Guanaco, Espina del Huanaco, Espina del Guanaco, Chupa Sangre, Espina blanca, Luanmamell,

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Maihuenia poeppigii group



23589 carolina Carolina González
Habit, Neuquén province, Argentina. (Maihuenia poeppigii) Photo by: Carolina González
23583 carolina Carolina González
Flowers, Neuquén province, Argentina. (Maihuenia poeppigii) Photo by: Carolina González

23582 carolina Carolina González
Flowers, Neuquén province, Argentina. (Maihuenia poeppigii) Photo by: Carolina González
23326 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Opuntia poeppigii (Maihuenia poeppigii) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

23604 carolina Carolina González
Fruit, Neuquén province, Argentina. (Maihuenia poeppigii) Photo by: Carolina González
23324 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Opuntia poeppigii (Maihuenia poeppigii) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

2343 cactus-art Cactus Art
Opuntia poeppigii (Maihuenia poeppigii) Photo by: Cactus Art
23325 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Opuntia poeppigii (Maihuenia poeppigii) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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Habit, Neuquén province, Argentina.
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Fruiting habit, Neuquén province, Argentina.
by Carolina González

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