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Name: Kate
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karmatree
Jun 12, 2015 11:38 AM CST
Could this cactus be a Rebutia minuscula??



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Plantomaniac08
Jun 12, 2015 12:30 PM CST
Some of the pictures of Rebutia minuscula on Google appear to have "hairer" spines (I think they're just longer).

I came across Rebutia krainziana which looks a lot like yours, but I can't say I know enough about the genus to say definitively if either one is correct.

I'm a bit confused though because the database has it listed as Rebutia minuscula 'Krainziana' as though it is a cultivar of minuscula, but I can't seem to find that exact wording online.

Sorry, I thought I could be of help but I think I've just made myself more confused.

Planto
Name: Kate
Holmes Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Not all those who wander are lost.
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karmatree
Jun 12, 2015 6:31 PM CST
No, you are right! It is Rebutia marsoneri var. krainziana, without a doubt. I don't know why the database says its a cultivar of miniscula, maybe marsoneri and miniscula are aliases of each other? Who knows! But it is a spitting image of Rebutia marsoneri var. krainziana if you do a Google image search.

Thank you! You did not confuse me, you clarified it. Thank you!!!!
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Plantomaniac08
Jun 12, 2015 7:24 PM CST
You're welcome! *Blush*

It was a crazy chance that I came across a picture online that made me think maybe Rebutia krainziana (now I know that's a var. not a species). I googled Rebutia minuscula and came across a picture that was labeled Rebutia krainziana. Confused

I'm just glad I stumbled across it because so many species of cacti look almost identical and it can be difficult to narrow down a species (and when you start getting into cultivars, oh boy).

That's possible about being related, I don't really know much about Rebutia to be honest. I just know I love their flowers lol.

Planto
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Name: Kate
Holmes Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Not all those who wander are lost.
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karmatree
Jun 13, 2015 4:59 AM CST
I knew nothing about them, but now I have a new favorite. I LOVE this genus. Will be on the hunt for them!
"A garden isn't meant to be useful. It's for joy." - Rumer Godden

Plantomaniac08
Jun 13, 2015 6:20 AM CST
Kate,
Hilarious! @tarev has a Rebutia muscula (which apparently has been updated in the database to be R. fiebrigii). If you like orange, check out her pictures.

There's Rebutia violaciflora if you like pink.

I know there's yellows and different shades/color combinations depending on which species too!

Lovey dubby

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Name: Kate
Holmes Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Not all those who wander are lost.
Bromeliad Cactus and Succulents Orchids Foliage Fan Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: Florida Tropicals Xeriscape
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karmatree
Jun 13, 2015 6:22 AM CST
Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Thank you!
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