Neoporteria occulta Philippi
Echinocactus occultus Philippi, Pl. Atac. 23. i860.
Plants globular to short-cylindric, 5 to 8 cm. high, somewhat depressed at apex; ribs about 14, obtuse, separated by acute intervals, strongly tubercled; tubercles somewhat rhombic in shape, with a chin at the base; areoles 1.5 cm. apart, rather narrow and depressed; spines wanting or when present 1 to 10, unequal, 1 to 4 cm. long, puberulent, blackish; flowers central, 2.5 cm. long but 5 cm. broad; outer perianth-segments spatulate, finely toothed near the apex; axils of the scales on the flower-tube bristly; scales on the ovary woolly in their axils.
Type locality: Seacoast from Copiapo to Cobre.
Distribution: Provinces of Copiapo and Antofagasta, Chile.
Schumann states that Philippi is not quite accurate in asserting that this species is found along the beach, but that it comes from the foot-hills.
Illustrations: Blühende Kakteen 1: pl. 24; Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 11: 92, 93; Schumann, Gesamtb. Kakteen Nachtr. f. 24, as Echinocactus occultus.
Figure 104 is copied from the first illustration above cited.
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