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Austrocylindropuntia shaferi


Common Name(s):
Synonym(s): Opuntia shaferi, Cylindropuntia shaferi, Maihueniopsis shaferi, Opuntia weingartiana, Cylindropuntia weingartiana, Cylindropuntia humahuacana, Austrocylindropuntia humahuacana, Opuntia humahuacana
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Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe:
Distribution: Jujuy - Argentina (South America)
Habit: Cylindrical
Flower: RedEncounterability: Common Locally in Some Areas
Original Description: The Cactaceae 1 p.72 - Britton & Rose (1920)
Plants in clusters of 2 to 4 , erect, about 3 dm high; joints terete, 2.5 to 3.5 cm in diameter elongated, very spiny; tubercles low, often indistinct; leaves deciduous, 6 mm long; areoles 1 cm apart or less, circular, white-felted; glochids numerous, whitish from the upper margin of the areole; spines about 6 at an areole, brownish, acicular, often 4 to 5cm long and associated with long white hairs; flowers not known; fruit globular, about 2 cm in diameter, bearing numerous large areoles, the areoles white-felted, with glochids and hairs, but no spines; seeds turgid, pointed at base, 4 mm long
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Austrocylindropuntia shaferi
A. shaferi
Picture taken at: Huntington Library and Gardens, San Marino, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Austrocylindropuntia shaferi
A. shaferi
Picture taken at: Habitat in Humahuaca, Argentina

Photographer: Joel Lode

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Austrocylindropuntia shaferi
A. shaferi
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Austrocylindropuntia shaferi
A. shaferi
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Austrocylindropuntia shaferi
A. shaferi
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Austrocylindropuntia shaferi
A. shaferi
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Craig Howe
Austrocylindropuntia shaferi
A. shaferi
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Craig Howe
Austrocylindropuntia shaferi
A. shaferi
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Craig Howe
Austrocylindropuntia shaferi
A. shaferi
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Craig Howe
Austrocylindropuntia shaferi
A. shaferi
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Craig Howe

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