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Oroya neoperuviana var. depressa Rauh & Backeb.
Descr. Cact. Nov. 32. 1956

= Oroya peruviana var. depressa (Rauh & Backeb.) Rauh & Backeb. in Rauh
Sitzungsber. Heidelberger Akad. Wiss., Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. 1958(1): 478.

Accepted Scientific Name: Oroya peruviana Britton & Rose
3: 102. 1922 [12 Oct 1922]

Oroya neoperuviana var. depressa (Oroya peruviana var. depressa) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli


See all synonyms of Oroya peruviana
Accepted name in llifle Database:
Oroya peruviana Britton & Rose
3: 102. 1922 [12 Oct 1922]
Synonymy: 28

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Oroya peruviana group

  • Oroya peruviana Britton & Rose: is a variable species with (usually) solitary slow-growing flattened stem up to 20 cm in diameter. The spines are also variable, more or less pectinated and range in colour from pale yellow to brown.
  • Oroya peruviana f. cristata hort.: crested form. Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)
  • Oroya peruviana var. depressa (Rauh & Backeb.) Rauh & Backeb. in Rauh: has very flattened (depressed) stem, growing slowly to 20 cm. across. Diastribution: Apurimac region (Totorabamba, Andahuaylas, Kishuara), Peru.
  • Oroya peruviana var. gibbosa F.Ritter: Plant with few spines and ribs notched and forming noticeable tubercles.
  • Oroya peruviana var. minima Kníže: it is a freely offseting clone known in cultivation only. In age forms clump up to 15 cm in diameter with up to 100 heads (or more).
  • Oroya peruviana var. neoperuviana (Backeb.) Slaba: Up to about 40 cm. tall and 25 cm. wide, with 24-40 ribs, spines pectinated, yellowish to straw-yellow. Flowers orange-red, produced in a ring around the crown of the plant in spring.

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