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Lobivia minuscula (K.Schum.) H.P.Kelsey & Dayton
Standard. Pl. Names, ed. 2. 73. 1942

Accepted Scientific Name: Rebutia minuscula K.Schum.
Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 5: 102, cum xylogr. 1895

Lobivia minuscula (Rebutia minuscula) Photo by: Agócs György
Field number L 442 (Collector: Alfred Bernhard Lau) Sierra Medina, Tucuman, Argentina, Altitude 1200-1500m.


See all synonyms of Rebutia minuscula
Accepted name in llifle Database:
Rebutia minuscula K.Schum.
Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 5: 102, cum xylogr. 1895
Synonymy: 63

Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Violet Crown Cactus, Red crown Cactus, Fire Crown Cactus, White-haired Crown, Little Mouse, Orange Snowball

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Rebutia minuscula group

  • Rebutia chrysacantha Backeb.: This name is applied to plants with stiffer spines, yellowish with brown tips, and with reddish-orange flowers.
  • Rebutia chrysacantha var. elegans (Backeb.) Backeb.: has stiff whitish spines and reddish-orange flowers. The name is derived from the overall appearance of the variety, with elegant, neat, spines spirally arranged.
  • Rebutia grandiflora Backeb.
  • Rebutia minuscula K.Schum.: is a small clumping cactus species, widespread and extremely variable. Flowers orange-red to violet. Distribution: northern Argentina (Catamarca, Jujuy, Salta and Tucumán)
  • Rebutia minuscula f. kariusiana (Wessner) Donald: has pink-violet flowers and shows transitional characters between Rebutia minuscula subs. violaciflora and Rebutia wessneriana subs. beryllioides.
  • Rebutia senilis Backeb.: has bristly, glassy, white spines up to 30 mm long that largely covers the stems and very showy orange or crimson blooms. Distribution: Salta, Argentina.
  • Rebutia senilis var. iseliniana Krainz: has bright orange or orange-red (occasionally yellow) flowers and thinner spines, sometimes pure white, often with a yellowish cast.
  • Rebutia senilis var. lilacino-rosea Backeb.: has pink-violet flowers that distinguishes it from other varieties of Rebutia senilis.
  • Rebutia violaciflora Backeb.: has light-violet blossoms in the early spring. It is a selected colour strain.
  • Rebutia violaciflora var. albispina hort.: has pink-violet flowers and glassy-white spines intermediate between the short, spines of Rebutia minuscula and the long spines of Rebutia senilis.
  • Rebutia violaciflora var. carminea (Buining) Donald
  • Rebutia xanthocarpa var. graciliflora Backeb. ex Šída

23488 carolina Carolina González
Lobivia minuscula (Rebutia minuscula) Photo by: Carolina González
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