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Gymnocalycium mihanovichii var. friedrichii Werderm.
Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Sonderbeih. C Bd. 4, Mappe 29, tab. 113. 1936 Werd. Bluh. Kakt. & suk. Pflanzen
Family: CACTACEAE

= Gymnocalycium friedrichii (Werderm.) Pazout
Friciana Rada IV xxiii. 3-19 (1964); cf. Regn. Veg. xli. (Repert. Pl. Succ.xv.) 13 (1966)

Accepted Scientific Name: Gymnocalycium stenopleurum F.Ritter
Kakteen Südamerika 1: 265 (266), figs. 1979

Gymnocalycium mihanovichii var. friedrichii (Gymnocalycium friedrichii) Photo by: Andrea B.
It is an extremely popular species, and easily grown. The banded body of this plant is unmistakable, it is an old favourite and very beautiful plant, the colours of the stem is enhanced in full sun and oppose with the pink flowers.

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Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Gymnocalycium mihanovichii/stenopleurum group

The name Gymnocalycium mihanovichii v. friedrichii was introduced by Werdermann in 1936. Pazout suggested the name G. friedrichii nom. inval. in 1964 but it has not been officially approved. In 1979 Ritter made a description of Gymnocalycium stenopleurum that sometimes can be found under the incorrect name G. mihanovichii v. stenopleurum n. n. (don't confuse it with v. stenogonum). Thus we have 3 taxa: "mihanovichii", "friedrichii" and "stenopleurum". Not taking into account their taxonomic definition they are basic points of the complex with many transitional forms between. These three taxa spread from south to north (North-Western Paraguay): The typical "mihanovichii" inhabits the very south of the area – south and south-east of province Boqueron; "stenopleurum" inhabits a limited area on the very north – in Cerro Leon region and has characteristic recognizable habitus; for "friedrichii" all the area between two mentioned points is indicated.



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Gymnocalycium mihanovichii var. friedrichii (Gymnocalycium friedrichii) Photo by: Cactus Art
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Gymnocalycium mihanovichii var. friedrichii (Gymnocalycium friedrichii) Photo by: Carolina González

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Gymnocalycium mihanovichii var. friedrichii (Gymnocalycium friedrichii) Photo by: Cactus Art
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Gymnocalycium mihanovichii var. friedrichii (Gymnocalycium friedrichii) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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Gymnocalycium mihanovichii var. friedrichii (Gymnocalycium friedrichii) Photo by: Alexander Arzberger
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Gymnocalycium mihanovichii var. friedrichii (Gymnocalycium friedrichii) Photo by: Alexander Arzberger

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Gymnocalycium mihanovichii var. friedrichii (Gymnocalycium friedrichii) Photo by: Cactus Art
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Gymnocalycium mihanovichii var. friedrichii (Gymnocalycium friedrichii) Photo by: Carolina González

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