Neochilenia Huascensis Eriosyce Crispa

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$ 7.20

Neochilenia Huascensis Eriosyce Crispa 

(This plant comes in a 2 3/4" pot. 
You will receive a very similar plant to the one on the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. This plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Origin and Habitat: East of Huasco.
Habitat: It grows in coastal areas where very little else grows. It's a very drought tolerant species.

Description: Eriosyce crispa var. huascensis is a flattened to slightly cylindrical cactus, slowly growing up to 10 cm in diameter. It is one of the local forms of the variable Eriosyce crispa that distinguishes for its stiff, needle-like spines, only 6-8 radials, and 10-12 ribs. It is quite variable and plants with different flowers' colours are found in cultivation.
Stem: Blackish, brownish or dark olive green, often with a greyish-white waxy coating presumably to prevent dessication in it's extremely dry environment. In cultivation the white waxy bloom is often not produced, revealing the brownish/blakish epidermis.
Roots: Fibrous, arising from short taproots. Root system often separated by a narrower neck.
Ribs: 10-12 noticeably tubercled with pronounced chinlike protrusions.
Areoles: Often somewhat sunken and woolly. 
Spines: Black or brown, stiff, more or less curved upward & twisted that are not easily distinguished as centrals or radials.
Central spines: 1-5, more or less thick 15-80 mm long.
Radial spines: 6-8, thinner, sometime bristly 10-50 mm long.
Flowers: Diurnal, 3,5-5 cm long and broad, closely packed apically from young areoles, funnel-form, the colour is whitish, pinkish or reddish with red/brownish midveins. Pericarpel and floral tube with bracts, wool and bristles, but flower base not bristly.
Fruits: More or less elongated, pinkis-red deishing by basal pores.



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