Oreocereus doelzianus Backeberg Borg 1937


Morawetzia doelziana Backeberg 1936, Borzicactus doelzianus

(Backeberg) Kimnach 1960 Morawetzia sericata F. Ritter 1981

Plants bushy, freely branching basally. Stems cylindrical, olive green, to 1 m (3.3 ft) high, 6-8 cm (2.4-3.1 in) in diameter. Ribs 10-11, somewhat constricted between areoles. Areoles gray felted. Spines yellow to dark brown. Central spines 4, forming a cross, stout, to 4 cm (1.6 in) long. Radial spines 10-20, to 3 cm (1.2 in) long. Terminal cephalia with long white woolly hairs and whitish yellow bristles to 5 cm (2 in) long. Flowers borne from the cephalia, bluish carmine red, to 10 cm (3.9 in) long and 3 cm (1.2 in) in diameter. Distribution: central Peru.

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