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Eulychnia chorosensis P.Klaassen

Place of Publication

Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 83(4): 172 (2011)



  • Hoxey & Klaassen (2011)

    Hoxey, P. and Klaassen, P. 2011. Two New Combinations in the genus Eulychnia (Cactaceae). Cactus and Succulent Journal, 83(4):169-175


  • Hoxey & Klaassen (2011): 6-8


Coquimbo and Arica y Parinacota


Desert and Desert fog oases (Lomas)

Distribution and habitat

Restricted to a relatively small area of the coast approximately 90 km north-south which is centered around the flat coastal plain of Llano de Choros between the Regions of Coquimbo and Atacama (Hoxey & Klaassen, 2011)


  • Hoxey & Klaassen (2011)


Shrubby, prostrate habit with upcurved stems forming clumps 3 m wide and 1 m tall.

Key characteristics

Closely related to E. acida and once considered to be part of the variation of this species. However, it differs in stature with E. acida having an upright habit and that of E. chorosensis being decumbent and its flower tube being consistently covered in dense, dark brown hairs.