Lobivia caespitosa J A Purpus

Echinopsis caespitosa J. A. Purpus, Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 27: 120. 1917.

Cespitose, the joints erect or spreading, short, cylindric; ribs 10 to 12, somewhat undulate, acutish; areoles 1 to 1.5 cm. apart, white-woolly; radial spines acicular, 12, brownish, 1 to 2 cm. long; central spine solitary, brown, somewhat curved, 5 cm. long or less; flowers from the side of the plant near the middle, short-funnelform, 6.5 to 8 cm. long, reddish within, yellowish red without; perianth-segments oblong, obtuse.

Type locality: Bolivia. Distribution: Bolivia.

We know this plant only from description and illustration. It is clearly not an Echi-nopsis.

Illustration: Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 27: 121, as Echinopsis caespitosa.

Fig. 69.—Lobivia shaferi. Fig. 70.—Lobivia saltensis.

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