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This is Gymnocalycium anisitsii ssp. volkeri .

Author: Nathaniel Lord Britton & Joseph Nelson  Rose1922
Family:  Cactaceae
Habitat:   Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay
Soil:   Enriched Grit or Limestone
Water:   Medium
Sun:   Medium
Thickness:  8-15 Centimetres
Height:  10 Centimetres
Flower:   Light Pink
Propagate:   Seeds
Name:   -
Synonyms:  Echinocactus anisitsii, K.Schum.1900.
Echinocactus damsii,
K. Schum. 1903.
Gymnocalycium damsii,
Britton & Rose 1922.
griseopallidum Backeb. 1966.
Gymnocalycium joossensianum
, Britton & Rose 1922.
Gymnocalycium pseudomalacocarpus
Backeb. 1966.
Gymnocalycium anisitsii subsp. damsii, G.J.Charles.
G. a. subsp. damsii, G.J.Charles  2005.
G.a. var. griseopallidum H.Till & Amerh. 2003
G. a.
subsp. holdii Amerh.2003
G. a.
subsp. multiproliferum P.J.Braun & Esteves 1995
G. a
. var. pseudomalacocarpus Backeb. ex H.Till & Amerh. 2003
G. a.
var. tucavocense Backeb. ex H.Till & Amerh. 2004
G. a.
subsp. volkeri Amerh. 2004.

This little member of the Cactaceae family was given this name by Nathaniel Lord Britton and Joseph Nelson Rose in 1922. It is found under protecting bushes in Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay, growing in a rather rich grit or limestone gravel with some water. The stem can reach ten centimetres in height and eight to fifteen centimetres in diameter. The flowers are pale pink. Mine have had a new flower every week all summer, 12-15 in total.

Named in honour of the Hungarian pharmacist Dániel Anisits.