Cumulopuntia corotilla K Schumann exVaupel

E.F.Anderson 1999 corotilla

Opuntiacorotilla K. Schumann exVaupel 1913, Tephrocactus corotilla

(K. Schumann exVaupel) Backeberg 1935 Opuntia ignota Britton & Rose 1919, Tephrocactus ignotus (Britton & Rose) Backeberg 1935, not validly published; Cumulopuntia ignota (Britton & Rose) F. Ritter 1981

Plants small, lax, fragile shrubs. Stem segments subglobose to slightly elongate, 4-5 cm (1.6-2 in) long, slightly tubercu-late. Areoles 20-25, not large, distributed over most of each segment, only uppermost with spines. Spines 1-7, sometimes absent, erect, to 3 cm (1.2 in) long. Flowers cream, becoming rose, to 3.5 cm (1.4 in) long; pericarpels obconical, nearly covered with areoles, some with spines. Distribution: near Arequipa, Peru, at elevations above 3000 m (9800 ft).

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