Leocereus bahiensis sp nov

Somewhat branched, sometimes erect, sometimes clambering, up to 2 meters long, 1 to 1.5 cm. in diameter; ribs 12 to 14, low; areoles close together, circular, bearing white felt and spines; spines numerous, the central ones much longer than the radials, often 3 cm. long, acicular, yellowish, spreading; flowers 4 cm. long, densely woolly and spiny; inner perianth-segments small, white; fruit 10 to 12 mm. in diameter; seeds 1.5 mm. long.

Living and dried flowers of this species were obtained from the Horto Florestal, Joazeiro, Brazil, through Dr. L. Zehntner (No. 266, type); later Dr. Rose obtained more material at Barrinha, Bahia, Brazil, and living plants were sent to the New York Botanical Garden; in October 191 7 Dr. Zehntner obtained fruit in the Chique-Chique district of Bahia.

Fig. 159.—Flower of B. emoryi. X0.8.

1. L. bahiensis

2. L. melanurus

3. L. glaziovii

*By typographical error Bergerocereus.

It is called, in Bahia, rabo de raposa and tail of the fox.

Figure 160 is from a photograph of a plant collected by Dr. Rose in Bahia in 1915; figure 161 shows a flower of an herbarium specimen received from Dr. Zehntner

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