Austrocylindropuntia lagopus K Schumann F Ritter 1981

Opuntia lagopus K. Schumann 1903, Tephrocactus lagopus (K. Schumann) Backeberg 1935, Maihueniopsis lagopus (K. Schumann) R. Kiesling 1998

Tephrocactus malyanus Rausch 1971, Opuntia malyana (Rausch) Rauh 1979, Austrocylindropuntia malyana (Rausch) F. Ritter 1981

Plants forming dense, large cushions to several meters in diameter. Stem segments short cylindrical, to 15 cm (5.9 in) or more long, sometimes shorter and globose, tuberculate, densely hairy. Leaves hidden in the hair, to 7 mm (0.3 in) long. Areoles with very fine uniseriate hairs to 2 cm (0.8 in) long; glochids sparse, hidden, white, easily detached, 1-1.5 cm (0.4-0.6 in) long. Spine one, yellow, 2-2.5 cm (0.8-1 in) long. Flowers golden yellow, 3-4.5 cm (1.2-1.8 in) long; peri-carpels hairy above. Fruits ovoid, yellow. Distribution: Aya-cucho, Peru, south to La Paz, Bolivia.

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