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VOLCANICOLA   Pino et al. 2019

Type : Montesinos 6014, collected Feb 19, 2018, Dept. Arequipa, Dist. Andagua, 3556  m.

Etymology : The name refers to its habitat at the base of cormant volcanoes, always on cracks of black lava stones.

Distribution : Peru (Dept. Arequipa).

 

Description :

Roots primary narrowly tuberous, secondary roots fibrous from sides of the tuberous roots.

Stem conspicuous, simple or branched, 2 - 2.5 cm diam., swollen at base up to 4 cm diam., up to 30 cm long or more.

Branches 0 - 5, shortly after the base or up to every 5 cm.

Rosettes at the end of the branches, 7 - 12 cm diam.

Leaves (8-) 12 - 16, oblong to narrowly obovate, sessile, strongly attached, slightly incurved, 3 - 8 (-10) cm long, 1.2 - 1.7 cm wide at middle, 6 - 9 mm thick, upper side flat, light green tinged reddish near margins, reddish at tips, lower side convex, reddish green to dark red, apex acute with reddish mucro.

Flowering stems racemes, 16 - 43 cm long, bracts 12 - 18, 1.3 - 2.7 cm long, 0.5 - 1 cm wide.

Flowers 8 - 14 (- 20), pedicels short, with  1 - 2 small bracteoles at base, sepals united at base, unequal, 7 - 10 mm long, corolla urceolate, 1.1 - 1.2 cm thick near base, 0.9 - 1.1 cm thick near apex, 1.5 - 1.8 cm long, salmon red, slightly paler at base and sides, apex slightly recurving, inner surface cream or yellow below and red above.

Flowering time late February to June.

 

First published in Cactus and Succulent Journal US 91(2): 113-117. 2019




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