ISI 2013-4. Eriosyce taltalensis ssp. paucicostata (Ritter) Kattermann

This highly variable species covers a spectrum of spination from short to long, stout to slender, straight to curved, almost white to black. As a result numerous synonyms have been described detailing some of this variation. The form offered here was described as Pyrrhocactus neohankeanus var. flaviflorus and has dark purplish bodies with often long and twisted but variable spines and large, light-yellow flowers. It originates from material collected by Wolfgang Krahn (WK 730) in the coastal hills NE of  Taltal, Chile. HBG 118292. $6.

Eriosyce taltalensis ssp. paucicostata (Ritter) Kattermann

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Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 84 (2), March - April, 2013

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