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Parodia sellowii (Link & Otto) D.R.Hunt
Cactaceae Consensus Init. 4: 6. 1997 [Oct 1997]
Family: CACTACEAE

Parodia sellowii Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
This species is quite variable, and now includes many forms (previously considered independent species). The flowers are lemon yellow with glossy petals, the stigma (purple) with about 8 to 10 red lobes, emphasize the yellow of the petals.

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Parodia sellowii (Link & Otto) D.R.Hunt
Cactaceae Consensus Init. 4: 6. 1997 [Oct 1997]
Synonymy: 109
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Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Parodia sellowii group

  • Parodia sellowii (Link & Otto) D.R.Hunt: has flattened stems, about 15 cm Ø producing several yellow flowers together around the woolly stem apex. It is extremely variable. Distribution: Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia and North Argentina.
  • Wigginsia corynodes (Otto ex Pfeiff.) D.M.Porter: has dark olive-green body, with thirteen to sixteen, deep ribs and clusters of seven to twelve dark-zoned, yellow spines. Distribution: Southern Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.
  • Wigginsia leucocarpa (Arechav.) D.M.Porter: has light-colored fruits white or pale pink (never purple). Distribution: Uruguay.
  • Wigginsia macracantha (Arechav.) D.M.Porter: has somewhat stouter spines and larger flowers. Distribution: Uruguay.
  • Wigginsia sessiliflora (Hook.) D.M.Porter: has significantly smaller flower (less tha 2.5 cm across). Distribution: Northern Argentina (Sierra Lihuel - Calel, Sierra de Tandil, and Sierra de la Ventana)
  • Wigginsia vorwerkiana (Werderm. ex Backeb.) D.M.Porter: Distribution: Colombia.


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Parodia sellowii Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
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