Kaelkitty's Journal: JFC0308 Rebutia (Sulcorebutia) steinbachii (var. gracilior)

Initial Notes:

Acquired in a 6cm pot in 1978 as Sulcorebutia steinbachii var. gracilior. This plant was originally distributed by Walter Ritter as WR459. Died in the mid 1980s from root rot in the winter.

The following information came from //www.sulcopassion.be/documents/0008_2.pdf by John Donald.

Mature "Sulcorebutia steinbachii" plants are relatively strongly spined plants capable of growing into large individual heads or clumps at maturity. There is a strong tendency towards juvenile and mature dimorphism which might confuse one since the juveniles flower as easily as the mature forms.

The juveniles are characterized by their short, pectinate spines.
S. tuberculato-chrysantha and its juvenile forms S. steinbachii var. gracilior, rosiflora, and violaciflora differ but little from the type in appearance but the flower colour varies from yellow to pale lilac to deep magenta, all of which occur randomly in the same habitat. The juvenile form may persist, especially on the lower, flatter areas of the habitat, transforming to the strongly spined adult form on the rocky summits.

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