Pfeiffera monacantha (Griseb) P V Heath subsp. kimnachii
(Doweld) R Bauer, Cact. Syst. Init. 19: 8. 2005
Detail from Hunt 2006.
A new locality for Pfeiffera monacantha ssp. kimnachii
by Bauer in Cact. Syst. Init. 20: 9. 2005
I was able to examine the living plant, being cultivated in the `Old
Botanical Garden' in Gottingen. It shows the typical stems except for
the fact, that very few areoles occasionally bear a single spine. The
flowers bear a few tepals more than in the other two collections but
are otherwise the same. In the meantime the until then completely spineless
Krahn-collection shows a few spines in cultivation as well, demonstrating
the relationship to ssp. monacantha.