The Lobivia are South Americans cacti (Argentina, Bolivia, Peru) appreciated by the collectors for the bright bloom. The most recent monograph about the Lobivia genus is "Lobivia
85" by W.Rausch and currently it results
difficult to find. Therefore I think to make pleasant
thing to cacti collectors by means of this photographic
harvest of Lobivia plants cultivated mainly from habitat-collected Walter Rausch's seeds.
I have neither
inserted the group of the "Mediolobivia"
because in a recent job (Cactus&Co. vol.III-n.4, pag.187) S.Mosti
has considered them as Digitorebutia, nor that of
I took the
following photos during December 1999, and plants were in
vegetative stasis, therefore plants in the photoes have
not flowers, but I hope they will be helpful for everyone
who want to try to classify his own plants. I hope in the
future to be able to insert in these www-pages the photos
of the flowers. I must acknowledge prof. Leonardo Gavazzi
who made his collection of Lobivia available to me.