Matucana madisoniorum v asterias (KK1766)< /font>
Matucana madisoniorum v asterias (KK1766)
Matucanas are Peruvian cacti which are not seen often enough in collections. Apart from a tendency to mark if kept too cold in winter, they present few problems in cultivation and produce their blooms quite readily. Matucanas have had a chequered history taxonomically, being split into Matucana and Submatucana by some botanists, and being submerged into Borzicactus by others. Also many species named have now been rationalised into a more practical number.

Photograph by : John Ellis

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