Gymnocalycium baldianum - Cacti and Succulents

Gymnocalycium baldianum

Spider cactus, Dwarf chin cactus

 

Origin and Habitat: Argentina, Catamarca Province (Sierra Ancasti, Sierra Graciana, Sierra de Narvaes, Sierra de Guayamba, Sierra de Manchao and on the mountains east of Andalgalá)
Altitude: It grows at elevations of 500 to 2000 metres above sea level.
Habitat and Ecology: This high-altitude plant is often found among grass. Gymnocalycium baldianum has a relatively restricted range, has a continuous distribution and is not fragmented. Collection is a major threat for the species in parts of it range also fire affects it in some areas.

Source: The Encyclopedia of Caci

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae

                         – Wikipedia.

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