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The Endemic Plants of Chile

Cactaceae

Eulychnia chorosensis P.Klaassen

Place of Publication

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

Synonyms

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

Iconography

  • Hoxey & Klaassen (2011): 6-8

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)

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.