Copiapoa cinerea Philippi
Echinocactus cinereus Philippi, Fl. Atac. 23. i860.
Simple, cylindric, 20 cm. high, 10 cm. in diameter, covered with wool at the apex; ribs 18, broad, obtuse; spine solitary or sometimes 5 or 6, terete, black; upper radials 4 mm. long; lower radials 12 to 16 mm. long; central spine 18 to 20 mm. long; flowers funnelform, 18 to 30 mm. long, 2.5 cm. broad, yellow; ovary naked; fruit 1.5 to 2 cm. long; seeds black and shining.
Type locality: Along the coast of Chile from Taltal to Cobre.
Distribution: Western Chile.
This species is similar to Copiapoa marginata but has more ribs and very different armament.
We have seen no living specimens of this species, but Dr. Rose obtained a small piece of the type from the Philippi Herbarium. This agrees very well with Schumann's illustration cited below.
Illustrations: Schumann, Gesamtb. Kakteen Nachtr. f. 15; Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 11: 7, as Echinocactus cinereus.
Figure 98 is copied from the first illustration above cited.
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