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Blossfeldia fechseri Backeb.
Cactaceae (Backeberg) 6: 3909. 1962

Accepted Scientific Name: Blossfeldia liliputana Werderm.
Kakteenkunde 1937: 162, figs. [et in: Werderm. & Krainz Neue u. seltene Sukkulent. 10 1946, descr. ampl.]

Blossfeldia fechseri Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli


See all synonyms of Blossfeldia liliputana

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Blossfeldia liliputana group

  • Blossfeldia cyathiformis F.Ritter: Small spineles form with white-pink flowers.
  • Blossfeldia fechseri Backeb.: has heads about twice the size of Blossfeldia liliputana. Distribution: Andalgala to Humahuaca, Sierra Ambato, Catamarca, Argentina.
  • Blossfeldia liliputana Werderm.: This is the smallest known cactus, it forms forms little clusters of multiple disc-shaped heads that in nature rarely exceed 12 mm. Distribution: Southern Bolivia (Potosí Department) to north-western Argentina (Jujuy, Salta, and Catamarca Provinces).

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