Aylostera amblypetala (F. Ritter) Mosti & Papini

Aylostera amblypetala (F. Ritter) Mosti & Papini

Aylostera amblypetala (two different forms).

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Friedrich Ritter originally described Rebutia rosalbiflora, and Rebutia rosalbiflora var. amblypetala. Mosti & Papini (2011) gave this plant specific status following DNA studies.

There is some doubt as to the original discovery, as Ritter stated R. rosalbiflora var. amblypetala was extremely rare, with only one plant ever having been found, which had died at the time of the description. Other plants have since been discovered but whether they are the same as Ritter’s we can’t be sure.

The descriptions of both Aylostera amblypetala and Aylostera rosalbiflora are here.