Eulychnia ritteri Cullmann 1958
Plants treelike to shrubby, freely branching basally, to 3 m (9.8 ft) high. Stems green, 6-8 cm (2.4-3.1 in) in diameter. Areoles nearly confluent, broad, with tufted long white wool. Spines brown to black. Central spines 1-4, stout, pointing downward, 3-6 cm (1.2-2.4 in) long. Radial spines as many as 12, thin, 1-2 cm (0.4-0.8 in) long. Flowers white to pinkish, to 6-7.5 cm (2.4-3 in) long and 1.5 cm (0.6 in) in diameter; floral tubes and pericarpels with white wool and green scales. Fruits globose, greenish orange, to 3 cm (1.2 in) in diameter. Distribution: along the coast near Chala, Arequipa, Peru.
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