Echinopsis oxygona

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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Echinopsis oxygona, Zucc. Sts. at first simple, nearly spherical or rarely clavate, becoming short columnar, reaching 1½ ft. height and 1 ft. diam., gray-green, darker above: ribs 13-15, straight or wavy at the base: radial spines 5-15, horizontally spreading, very unequal, reaching ⅝ in., subulate, obliquely upright; centrals 2-5, somewhat longer, straight, porrect or deflexed, dark horn-colored, with black tips: fls. commonly many together, lateral, reaching 13 in. length, pink to carmine-red, the inner petals lighter than the outer ones. S. Brazil.

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Echinopsis oxygona
(Link) Zucc. ex Pfeiff. & Otto
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Echinopsis oxygona is native to South Brazil, Uruguay and northern Argentina. Its features include: many robust spines, spherical shape, and a large, nocturnal flower, with sharply pointed lavender petals, and a fine faint scent.


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