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Echeveria gibbiflora

Echeveria gibbiflora is a species of flowering plant in the stonecrop family, Crassulaceae. It was described by Swiss botanist Augustin Pyramus de Candolle in 1828. It occurs in Mexico and Guatemala.
Echeveria gibbiflora is a large species of Echeveria, producing rosettes of 15 leaves, and tall flowering stems up to 1 m (3 ft 3 in) in height, and an average of 160 flower buds.The red, tubular flowers are about 2.5 cm 0.98 in) long with 10 stamens and 5 styles. It flowers between September and January. The dry fruits each produce approximately 200 small seeds.
Echeveria gibbiflora has been used in Mexican folk medicine as a contraceptive, as a vaginal postcoital rinse.

Cultivars include E. gibbiflora 'Carunculata' (also spelled 'Caronculata'), E. gibbiflora 'Metallica', and E. gibbiflora 'Violescens'.

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