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Gymnocalycium mihanovichi An endemic cactus of the Paraguayan Chaco. Cactus,Chaco,Geotagged,Paraguay,Spring,Wildflowers,flow Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Gymnocalycium mihanovichi

An endemic cactus of the Paraguayan Chaco.

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''Gymnocalycium mihanovichii'', often called chin cactus, is a species of cactus from South America commonly grown as a houseplant. The most popular cultivars are varied mutants which completely lack chlorophyll, exposing the red, orange or yellow pigmentation. These cultivars are often called ''moon cactus''. Since chlorophyll is necessary for photosynthesis, these mutations die as seedlings unless grafted onto another cactus with normal chlorophyll.

Similar species: Caryophyllales
Species identified by Tito Lahaye
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By Tito Lahaye

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Uploaded Jan 22, 2016. Captured Nov 1, 2011 12:47 in RutaTranschaco, Paraguay.
  • VLUU L200 / Samsung L200
  • f/5.2
  • 1/99s
  • ISO80
  • 18.1mm