Its name comes from Cinti - a Bolivian town from which it originates. It is a recently discovered genus, which currently includes only one species, Cintia knizei, native to high mountain areas. Just their origin has forced the plants to adapt to live in very extreme environments, leading them to resist very well, between intense cold and torrid heat, in very arid soils. It is a cactus that does not exceed a few centimeters in diameter, but still manages to be a true masterpiece in miniature, with its shades of the stem that often change from olive green to orange or purple. Rather lumpy and not perfectly symmetrical, its strange colors create an exceptional contrast with the large flowers that bloom at the apex, which are of a bright yellow color and that cover the plant almost entirely!