Oreocereus hempelianus Gurke D R Hunt 1987

ACHACANO, AREQUIPA

Echinopsis hempelianus Gurke 1906, Arequipa hempeliana (Gurke) Oehme 1940

Echinocactus rettigii Quehl 1919, Arequipa rettigii (Quehl) Oehme

1940, Oreocereus rettigii (Quehl) F. Buxbaum 1973 Arequipa weingartiana Backeberg 1936 Arequipa erectocylindrica Rauh & Backeberg 1957 Arequipa soehrensii Backeberg 1959, not validly published Arequipa spinosissima F. Ritter 1964

Arequipa australis F. Ritter 1980, Oreocereus australis (F. Ritter) A. E. Hoffmann 1989

Plants branching basally, densely covered by spines. Stems globose, becoming elongated with age, gray-green, 30-40 cm (12-16 in) long. Ribs 12-24, wide and flattened. Spines yellow to reddish, becoming dull gray. Central spines 1-6, flexible, 2-5 cm (0.8-2 in) long. Radial spines 10-15, needle like, diverging, 1-3 cm (0.4-1.2 in) long. Flowers borne api-cally, red, open to one side, 6-7 cm (2.4-2.8 in) long. Fruits barrel shaped, green, 1.5-2.5 cm (0.6-1 in) long. Distribution: southern Peru into northern Chile.

Oreocereus leucotrichus (Philippi) Wagenknecht 1956

chastudo, old man ofthe andes, viejito Echinocactus leucotrichus Philippi 1891, Arequipa leucotricha (Philippi) Britton & Rose 1922, Borzicactus leucotrichus (Philippi) Kimnach 1960

Oreocereus hendriksenianus Backeberg 1935, Borzicactus hendrikse-nianus (Backeberg) Kimnach 1960

Plants shrubby, branching basally, forming dense broad clumps with many stems curved upward. Stems columnar, 1-2 m (3.3-6.6 ft) high, 6-12 cm (2.4-4.7 in) in diameter. Ribs 10-15, flattened, with shallow cross-furrows. Areoles with abundant white to black hairs 5-10 cm (2-3.9 in) long. Spines stout, yellowish to maroon to orange, not becoming gray. Central spines 1-4, gently curved, 5-8 cm (2-3.1 in) long. Radial spines 5-10, to 1.5 cm (0.6 in) long. Flowers borne near the stem tips, carmine red, 8-10 cm (3.1-3.9 in) long. Fruits globose to somewhat elongate, reddish yellow to yellowish green, 4-6 cm (1.6-2.4 in) in diameter. Distribution: central Peru to northern Chile.

Oreocereus pseudofossulatus D. R. Hunt 1991 Cleistocactus fossulatus Mottram 1985, not Cereus fossulatus Labouret 1855 (see Oreocereus celsianus)

Plants branching from any part of the lower half, to 2 m (6.6 ft) high. Stems fresh green, 5-8 cm (2-3.1 in) in diameter.

Ribs 10-13, straight, tuberculate. Spines straw yellow, sometimes reddish. Central spine one, prominent, erect, later directed downward, 2-5 cm (0.8-2 in) long. Radial spines 1014, to 6 mm (0.2 in) long. Flowers borne near the stem tips, long and tubular, bilaterally symmetrical, greenish pink to bluish red, to 9 cm (3.5 in) long. Fruits ellipsoidal, fleshy, greenish yellow to brownish red, indehiscent. Distribution: Bolivia. Oreocereus pseudofossulatus has a confusing nomen-clatural and taxonomic history; see Mottram (1985), Pre-ston-Mafham (1989), and Hunt (1991e).

Oreocereus hempelianus

Oreocereus Hempelianus

Oreocereus celsianus

Oreocereus doehianus

Oreocereus leucotrichus

Oreocereus celsianus

Oreocereus doehianus

Oreocereus leucotrichus

Oreocereus Ritteri

Oreocereus hempelianus

Oreocereus Ritteri

Oreocereus trollii

Oreocereus

Oreocereus pseudofossulatus Oreocereus ritteri

Oreocereus varicolor

Oreocereus pseudofossulatus Oreocereus ritteri

Building Your Own Greenhouse

Building Your Own Greenhouse

You Might Just End Up Spending More Time In Planning Your Greenhouse Than Your Home Don’t Blame Us If Your Wife Gets Mad. Don't Be A Conventional Greenhouse Dreamer! Come Out Of The Mould, Build Your Own And Let Your Greenhouse Give A Better Yield Than Any Other In Town! Discover How You Can Start Your Own Greenhouse With Healthier Plants… Anytime Of The Year!

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment