Haageocereus subtilispinus F Ritter 1981

Plants semierect, branching basally. Stems green, 0.5-1 m (20-39 in) long, 3.5-5 cm (1.4-2 in) in diameter. Ribs 15-16, blunt, 3-4 mm high. Areoles white. Central spines 10-15, stout, needle-like to awl shaped, yellowish to black, 10-20 mm (0.4-0.8 in) long. Radial spines 30-40, needle-like, brightyel-low with brown tips, 3-7 mm (to 0.3 in) long. Flowers fragrant, openingwidely, white, to 7 cm (2.8 in) long, 5.5-6 cm (2.2-2.4 in) in diameter. Fruits barrel shaped to elongate, red, 3-5 cm (1.2-2 in) in diameter. Distribution: Atico, Arequipa, Peru.

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