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Echinocactus nivosus Frič

Family: CACTACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Parodia nivosa (Frič) Backeb.
Blätt. Kakteenf. 1934(12): [4] genus 68, sp. 5.

Echinocactus nivosus (Parodia nivosa) Photo by: Diego Armentano

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Parodia nivosa (Frič) Backeb.
Blätt. Kakteenf. 1934(12): [4] genus 68, sp. 5.
Synonymy: 7
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Powder puff cactus, Snowball cactus, Golden star cactus, Ball cactus

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the parodia nivosa group

  • Parodia nivosa (Frič) Backeb.: has a solitary stem with fine, white spines, each 1-2 cm long. It has a white, woolly crown and bright red flowers. Distribution: Quebrada del Toro and Santa Rosa de Tastil, Salta, Argentina.
  • Parodia nivosa var. faustiana (Backeb.) Käsinger: has four longer brown-black central spines up to 2.5 cm long, and flower orange with yellow throat (never red). Distribution: Quebrada del Toro and Santa Rosa de Tastil, Salta, Argentina.

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Echinocactus nivosus (Parodia nivosa) Photo by: Diego Armentano
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