Austrocylindropuntia hirschii Backeberg E F Anderson 1999

Tephrocactus hirschii Backeberg 1957, Opuntia hirschii (Backeberg) G. D. Rowley 1958

Plants prostrate, forming small dense mats. Stem segments globose to short cylindrical, 2-3 cm (0.8-1.2 in) in diameter. Tubercles vertically elongate. Areoles small, sparse. Leaves 5 mm long. Spines 1-3, mostly directed upward and flattened against the surface, to 1 cm (0.4 in) long. Flowers red, to 3 cm (1.2 in) long. Distribution: Ancash, Peru. Austrocylindropuntia hirschii is poorly understood.

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