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Cacti Genus cintia




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Cintia

Etymology -The genus "Cintia" is named after the town of Cinti near Otavi, Potosi in Bolivia. The land of origin of this plant.
Discovered in 1996, Cintia is one of the more recent cactus discoveries. Its discoverers Knize and Riha noted that this species was similar in appearance to Copiapoa or Eriosyce, but it was widely accepted as unique enough to be in a genus of its own. Since that time, however, some have been satisfied to lump the species under the genus Rebutia. This is the treatment used in The New Cactus Lexicon and is one of the moves that has brought this publication much criticism.

Cintia is a high-elevation plant with large, tuberous roots that barely rises above the ground. It appears often as an irregular mis-mash of tuberculate ribs that are poorly defined. It bears yellow flowers out of new areoles at the top of the plant very similar to that of Copiapoa.

Cintia knizei


Common Name(s):
Synonym(s): Copiapoa knizei, Rebutia cintia
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Notocacteae
Distribution: Chuquisaca, Cochabamba, La Paz, Oruro, Potosi - Bolivia (South America)
Habit: Globose
Flower: YellowEncounterability: Unusual in Collections
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Cintia knizei
C. knizei
Picture taken at: 2005 Intercity Show, Los Angeles Arboretum

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Cintia knizei
C. knizei
Picture taken at: Süleyman Demir's Private Collection in Ankara, Turkey

Photographer: Süleyman

Cintia knizei
C. knizei
Picture taken at: Mike Wisnev's Private Collection

Photographer: Mike Wisnev

Cintia knizei
C. knizei
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel

Cintia knizei
C. knizei
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel

Cintia knizei
C. knizei
Picture taken at: Gerard Ardisson's Private Collection

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

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Cintia knizei
C. knizei
Picture taken at: Gerard Ardisson's Private Collection

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

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Cintia knizei
C. knizei
Picture taken at: Gerard Ardisson's Private Collection

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

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Cintia knizei
C. knizei
Picture taken at: Gerard Ardisson's Private Collection

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

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Cintia knizei
C. knizei
Picture taken at: Gerard Ardisson's Private Collection

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

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