Matucana aureiflora F Ritter 1965

Submatucana aureiflora (F. Ritter) Backeberg 1966, Borzicactus aurei-

florus (F. Ritter) Donald 1971 Matucana celendinensis F. Ritter 1966

Plants mostly solitary, flattened globose, glossy dark green, to 13 cm (5.1 in) in diameter. Ribs 11-27, blunt, with flat tubercles. Spines firm, curved, yellow to brownish yellow, with dark bases. Central spines 0-4, 12-25 mm (0.5-1 in) long. Radial spines 8-14, pectinately arranged, 7-18 mm (0.3-0.7 in) long. Flowers broad funnelform, symmetrical, golden yellow, 3-4.5 cm (1.2-1.8 in) long, to 4 cm (1.6 in) in diam eter. Fruits oval, purplish, 1.4 cm (0.6 in) long, to 1 cm (0.4 in) in diameter. Distribution: near the city of Cajamarca, Peru.

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