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Eulychnia chorosensis P.Klaassen

  1. Classified in >
  2. genus: Eulychnia >
  3. Family: Cactaceae

Place of Publication

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

Synonyms

Iconography

  • Hoxey & Klaassen (2011): 6-8
  • Descriptions

    • Hoxey & Klaassen (2011)

    Habit

    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.

    Regions

    Coquimbo and Arica y Parinacota

    Habitat

    Desert and Desert fog oasis

    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)

    References

    • 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