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Lobivia famatimensis Br. & R.
This is made possible by a mild enough climate which partly compensates for the lack of glasshouses. Because of their original form and structure the succulents represent therefore a major attraction of the Gardens both from a didactic as and an aesthetic point of view.

It was the very same Tornabene who started the collection; in fact from a list he made in 1887 there are present specimens of different families such as Aizoaceae, Crassulaceae, Cactaceae, etc.

In 1963 it was enriched by 4000 new specimens following the acquisition of the C. Di Stefano’s collection and, recently, the collection has further been increased thanks to the donation of Dr. Cesare Gasperini.