Matucana

 

Matucana is a genus of about 20 Peruvian cacti related to Cleistocactus. They are generally spherical, although they tend to grow more columnar as they age. They are named after Matucana, a city in Peru close to Lima.

Matucanas have attractive long-necked flowers, generally white, bright yellow, orange or bright red depending on the species. They come in spring or summer, in several flushes.

The Matucanas should be kept warm in winter, since they have a tendency to lose their roots if they are kept wet and cold. In summer, they do better with morning sun, although in very hot climate bright shade is generally best.

Species and varieties
Matucana aurantiaca
Matucana aurantiaca ssp. currundayensis
Matucana aureiflora
Matucana comacephala
Matucana formosa
Matucana fruticosa
Matucana haynei
Matucana haynei ssp. herzogiana
Matucana haynei ssp. hystrix
Matucana haynei ssp. myriacantha
Matucana haynei 'cereoides'
Matucana huagalensis
Matucana intertexta
Matucana krahnii
Matucana madisoniorum
Matucana oreodoxa
Matucana paucicostata
Matucana polzii
Matucana pujupatii
Matucana ritteri
Matucana tuberculata
Matucana weberbaueri
Matucana blancii synonym of Matucana haynei
Matucana breviflora synonym of Matucana haynei
Matucana calliantha synonym of Matucana krahnii
Matucana calocephala synonym of Matucana haynei
Matucana calvescens synonym of Matucana aurantiaca
Matucana celendinensis synonym of Matucana aureiflora
Matucana cereoides synonym of Matucana haynei 'cereoides'
Matucana cereoides synonym of Matucana haynei
Matucana crinifera synonym of Matucana haynei
Matucana currundayensis synonym of Matucana comacephala
Matucana currundayensis synonym of Matucana aurantiaca ssp. currundayensis
Matucana elongata synonym of Matucana haynei
Matucana hastifera synonym of Matucana aurantiaca
Matucana haynei var. elongata synonym of Matucana haynei
Matucana herzogiana synonym of Matucana haynei ssp. herzogiana
Matucana humboldtii synonym of Cleistocactus icosagonus
Matucana hystrix synonym of Matucana haynei ssp. hystrix
Matucana madisoniorum var. pujupatii synonym of Matucana pujupatii
Matucana megalantha synonym of Matucana haynei
Matucana multicolor synonym of Matucana haynei
Matucana multicolor var. hystrix synonym of Matucana haynei ssp. hystrix
Matucana myriacantha synonym of Matucana haynei ssp. myriacantha
Matucana pallarensis synonym of Matucana aurantiaca
Matucana purpureoalba synonym of Matucana haynei
Matucana supertexta synonym of Matucana haynei
Matucana tuberculosa synonym of Matucana tuberculata
Matucana variabilis synonym of Matucana haynei
Matucana winteri synonym of Matucana haynei
Matucana yanganucensis synonym of Matucana haynei

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