Dwarf Chin Cactus
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Dwarf Chin Cactus
P Introduced Unknown Photo: Huirem Bhabini
Common name: Dwarf Chin Cactus
Botanical name: Gymnocalycium baldianum    Family: Cactaceae (Cactus family)
Synonyms: Echinocactus baldianus, Gymnocalycium rosae

Dwarf Chin Cactus is a small cactus with a spherical or a little flat, usually solitary stem with 9 to 10 broad ribs and 5 to 7 bristle-like radial spines. It grows up to 12.5 cm in diameter. Flowers are purple-red, sometimes pinkish-purple, pink, orange, or white. They are funnel-shaped, up to 4 cm in diameter, and appear in early summer. Dwarf Chin Cactus is native to Argentina, cultivated as a houseplant worldwide.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in cultivation in Imphal.

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