February 2013

A more in depth look at individual cactus species, a new one is added each month -managed by Hob
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DaveW
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February 2013

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Eriosyce chilensis
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Eriosyce chilensis is hard to distinguish in habitat when out of flower from Eriosyce (Neoporteria) subgibbosa, which often grows nearby. Eriosyce chilensis flower colours vary from reddish at one end of it's range to a yellowish form at the other which Ritter called v. albidiflora. However in the middle of the range varying flower colours exist side by side, as in this Roger Ferryman habitat picture.
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It comes from Chile, in the coastal region of the border between the Province Choapa and Petorca and is one of the easiest Eriosyce to grow as seed germinates well.
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Re: February 2013

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Some more pictures of cultivated plants
Eriosyce chilensis FK3 2011 Mai07-5.jpg
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from habitat seed
Eriosyce chilensis , Los Molles (Py. krausii) 2012 Juno07-4.jpg
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Simillar to the form that was separately described as Pyrrhocactus krausii by F. Ritter (The plant on the Cover of Vol. 3 Kakteen in Südamerika)
Eriosyce chilensis (Py. krausii RM) 2012 Mai14-3.jpg
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Eriosyce chilensis v. albidiflora 2012 Mai20-1.jpg
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The plants body is very similar to E. (neoporteria) subgibbosa
Eriosyce chilensis v. albidiflora HH 2010 Juli11 024.jpg
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Eriosyce subgibbosa 2011 Mai13-3.jpg
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