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 Gymnocalycium subsp. var.  chin cactus
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Gymnocalycium, commonly called chin cactus, is a genus of about 70 South American species of cacti. The genus name Gymnocalycium (from Greek, "naked calyx") refers to the flower buds bearing no hair or spines.

Their main area of distribution is Argentina, part of Uruguay, Paraguay, southern Bolivia and part of Brazil. Most species are rather small varying from 4 to 15 centimetres in size. They are popular for their easy flowering habits, although the flowers are generally brightly colored.



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The Ruby Ball or Moon Cactus, Gymnocalycium mihanovichii 'Hibotan', is a mutant that lacks chlorophyll

About 70, including:
Gymnocalycium albiareolatum
Gymnocalycium andreae
Gymnocalycium angelae
Gymnocalycium anisitsii
Gymnocalycium baldianium - Dwarf chin
Gymnocalycium bayrianum
Gymnocalycium bodenbenderianum
Gymnocalycium bruchii
Gymnocalycium castellanosii
Gymnocalycium carminanthum
Gymnocalycium castellanosii
Gymnocalycium gibbosum
Gymnocalycium horstii
Gymnocalycium hossei
Gymnocalycium leeanum
Gymnocalycium mackieanum
Gymnocalycium mihanovichii
Gymnocalycium monvillei
Gymnocalycium mostii
Gymnocalycium netrelianum
Gymnocalycium obductum
Gymnocalycium ochoterenai
Gymnocalycium parvulum
Gymnocalycium pflanzii
Gymnocalycium pungens
Gymnocalycium rauschii
Gymnocalycium riojense
Gymnocalycium rosae
Gymnocalycium saglionis - Giant chin
Gymnocalycium schickendantzii
Gymnocalycium schroederianum
Gymnocalycium spegazzinii
Gymnocalycium stellatum
Gymnocalycium stenopleurum
Gymnocalycium taningaense
Gymnocalycium uruguayense
Gymnocalycium nova



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