Lobivia arachnacantha (Yellow)
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Description: Lobivia arachnacantha (Echinopsis ancistrophora subs. arachnacantha) is an example of one of the smaller clustering species that were once in the genus lobivia, this free-flowering plant clusters freely and will form large clumps in time. The relatively large flowers are easily produced and can be yellow to orange (occasionally white, violet or shades of red).
Stem: Flattened to spherical, dark green with ribs weakly notched. Each head is 2-4 cm thick.
Ribs: c. 14.
Radial spines: 9-15 resembling spiders’ legs, c. 5 mm long, pale to dark brown, or yellowish-brown at first, later whitish, bristly, curved and short.
Central spine: Often missing, if present 1.5 mm long, black, upcurved.
Flowers: Very showy, about 5 cm cm wide with a slender floral tube up to 5cm (or more) long, commonly golden yellow to orange often bigger than the plant itself. But red, violet or white coloured flowers are also reported.
Blooming season: Blooms open during the day from spring through summer.
Fruits: Reddish green.