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Thelocephala lembckei (Backeb.) F.Ritter
Kakteen Südamerika 3: 1005. 1980
Family: CACTACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Eriosyce napina var. lembckei Katt.
Eriosyce (Cactac.) gen. revis. & ampl. (Succ. Pl. Res., 1) 118 (1994)

Thelocephala lembckei (Eriosyce napina var. lembckei) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
This is a slow growing, finger size plant. Very nice but rot prone on its own roots.

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Eriosyce napina (Phil.) Katt.
Eriosyce (Cactac.) gen. revis. & ampl. (Succ. Pl. Res., 1) 118 (1994)
Synonymy: 30 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Eriosyce napina var. duripulpa (F.Ritter) Katt.
Eriosyce (Cactac.) gen. revis. & ampl. (Succ. Pl. Res., 1) 118 (1994)
Synonymy: 8 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Eriosyce napina var. fankhauseri (F.Ritter) Romulski
Kaktusy Inne 4(3): 131. 2007 ; cf. Repert. Pl. Succ. 58: 9. 2008
Synonymy: 4 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Eriosyce napina var. lembckei Katt.
Eriosyce (Cactac.) gen. revis. & ampl. (Succ. Pl. Res., 1) 118 (1994)
Synonymy: 7 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Eriosyce napina var. riparia (Mächler & Helmut Walter) Romulski
Kaktusy Inne 4(3): 131. 2007 ; cf. Repert. Pl. Succ. 58: 9. 2008
Synonymy: 3 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Eriosyce napina var. tenebrica (F.Ritter) Romulski
Kaktusy Inne 4(3): 131. 2007 ; cf. Repert. Pl. Succ. 58: 9. 2008
Synonymy: 4 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Eriosyce napina f. viridis

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Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Eriosyce napina group

  • Eriosyce napina (Phil.) Katt.: Tiny geophyte, with a solitary sphericalstem slowly growing atop a thick, underground taproot, with a constriction between the stem and the root. Spines: short black, flattened against the stem surface. Distibution Huasco to 15 km south of Freirina.
  • Eriosyce napina subs. challensis I.Schaub & Keim: It appears white due to its very woolly areoles and addpressed spines that make it looks like a tiny hairy Epithelantha.
  • Eriosyce napina var. duripulpa (F.Ritter) Katt.: Plant with globose stems, small tubercles, and horn-colored spines. Distribution: Vallenar to Huasco.
  • Eriosyce napina var. fankhauseri (F.Ritter) Romulski
  • Eriosyce napina var. lembckei Katt.: It has small tubercles, stems that sometimes become elongate, and horn-colored spines.
  • Eriosyce napina var. mitis (Phil.) Donald & G.D.Rowley: it is a dwarf form with a brown body and short spines pressed flat against the stem.
  • Eriosyce napina var. riparia (Mächler & Helmut Walter) Romulski: Distribution: Elqui, east of Trapiche.
  • Eriosyce napina var. tenebrica (F.Ritter) Romulski: has dark greyish brown or greenish-black, spherical to flattened stems 2-4(-7) cm in diameter with a conical taproot. Distribution: valley of the Rio Choros.
  • Eriosyce napina f. viridis: only differs for the stem colour which is a bright grass green and not a dark tannish-brown. It is (presumably) a nursery selected form, sometime found in the trade.

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Habit at Carrizal Bajo, Atacama region, Chile. (Eriosyce napina var. lembckei) Photo by: Carolina González
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Thelocephala lembckei (Eriosyce napina var. lembckei) Photo by: Cactus Art

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Thelocephala lembckei (Eriosyce napina var. lembckei) Photo by: Cactus Art
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Thelocephala lembckei (Eriosyce napina var. lembckei) Photo by: Cactus Art

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Thelocephala lembckei (Eriosyce napina var. lembckei) Photo by: Cactus Art
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Thelocephala lembckei (Eriosyce napina var. lembckei) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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Habit at Carrizal Bajo, Atacama region, Chile. (Eriosyce napina var. lembckei) Photo by: Carolina González
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Thelocephala lembckei (Eriosyce napina var. lembckei) Photo by: Cactus Art

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