Rebutia violaciflora description

Rebutia violaciflora was first described by C. Backeberg in Blätter für Kakteenforschung, 1935 issue 8 (no page numbers). The description is given in German, English, Dutch and French, and there is a black-and-white photograph of a grafted cutting.

Here is the description in English as published. You should look up the original for further details and the photograph.


Solitary, dark yellowish green; small spheres about 2 cm in diam., very inconspicuous in its habitat. Crown depressed. Areoles small, 1 mm diameter, with yellowish white felt. Ca. 20 bristly, stiff, radiating dark golden yellow brown spines 3-25 mm long the centrals darker. Flowers ca. 3.5 cm long and 3 cm across, shining rosy violet, unusual, striking colour. Stamens white, 5 white stigmas. Occurrence: Salta (N. Argentina) between stones on mountain tops at 3000 m.