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Uebelmannia gummifera
Scientific Name: Uebelmannia gummifera (Backeb. & Voll) Buining
Synonym: Parodia gummifera
Family: Cactaceae
Listed in CITES Appendix 1
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10b-11

Frost Tolerance: Avoid any frost

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 60F (15C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Brazil (Minas Gerais: Serra de Ambrosa)

Growth Habits: Solitary cactus, greyish-green stem, 2.4 to 3.2 inches wide (6-8 cm), 4 inches tall (10 cm); 32 prominent ribs; close set areoles; 1 central spine slightly upward pointing, up to 0.4 inch long (1 cm); 3 radials, to 0.2 inch (5 mm)

Watering Needs:


Blooming Habits:
The diurnal yellow flowers come sporadically. They are up to 0.8 inch long (2 cm), 0.6 inch in diameter (15 mm).

Fruiting Habits:

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