|Full Description: Cactus species Echinopsis obrepanda Var. purpurea has a 5 to 6"+ diameter bloom with inner petals in a tight Rossetti, light purple colored petals with a wide, dark purple mid rib. Outer petals are tan to light orange with some purplish streaking and edges. Stamens, anthers and stigma are cream colored.
Growth : Stem growth is dark green and globular in form, averaging approx. 4" to 5"+ in diameter and 3"+ tall, flattened at apex, deep ribs, aerioles are inset on rib edges giving a bumpy rib appearance, spines look spider like, averaging 4 to 5 radials-re curving approx. 3/4" long with a short central spine.
Common names : Violet Easter Lily Cactus
Synonyms : Lobivia obrepanda var. purpurea Echinocactus obrepandus, PseudoLobivia obrepanda, Echinopsis fiebrigii, PseudoLobivia fiebrigii, Echinopsis rojasii, PseudoLobivia rojasii, Echinopsis calorubra, PseudoLobivia calorubra, Lobivia calorubra, Echinopsis orozasana, PseudoLobivia orozasana, PseudoLobivia carmineoflora, Echinopsis carmineoflora, Echinopsis toralapana, PseudoLobivia toralapana, Echinopsis tapecuana, Lobivia mizquensis, Echinopsis rauschii, Lobivia aguilarii
Native to : Bolivia-possibly a naturally occuring hybrid by nature.
Notes : Growth is vigorous and often somewhat shinny, interesting growth with bumpy rib edges. The flowers were surprisingly very fragrant especially when first open.
More info. Echinopsis obrepanda var. purpurea are presumed to be natural hybrids that were derived from the crossing between a member or members of the obrepanda group and one or more unknown lobivia species. Although which one is not entirely known, possibilities are Lobivia mizquensis, Lobivia pojoensis or other very similar species, Both of these have a red flower and are regarded as varieties of Lobivia calorubra.
These hybrid forms are often listed as subspecies of Echinopsis obrepanda but have mixtures of Echinopsis and Lobivia characteristics in virtually all of the presumed hybrids is a good indication that they do have a hybrid origin.
The intermediate-type characteristics are:
Throat lengths: Short in the lobivias and long in the Obrepanda group.
Flower colour: Red in the lobivias and white in the Obrepanda group.
Throat colour: Red in the lobivias, light greenish in the Obrepanda group.
Rim stamen colour: Red in the lobivias and white in the Obrepanda group, and
Throat stamen color: Red in the lobivias, distally white and light green basally in the Obrepanda group.
These hybrids can be easily distinguished From Echinopsis by their colored flowers and by their rib tubercles, most of which are hatchet-shaped at least in the apical portions of the stems.
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( Below are more pictures of Echinopsis obrepanda var. purpurea in bloom; front, side and typical stem growth examples ).
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