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Eulychnia breviflora Phil.
Fl. Atacam. 24. 1860
Family: CACTACEAE

Eulychnia breviflora Photo by: Carolina González
Blooming habit at Huasco in coastal Atacama desert of northern Chile.

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Eulychnia breviflora Phil.
Fl. Atacam. 24. 1860
Synonymy: 9
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Common Names include:
SPANISH (Español): Copao

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Eulychnia breviflora group

  • Eulychnia breviflora Phil.: is a columna, nearly erect, cactus 3-7 m tall, much branched from below, often with woody trunk. Distribution: coastal Atacama desert of northern Chile.
  • Eulychnia saint-pieana F.Ritter: has candelabriform much branched stems with short woody trunk. It has large, white, woolly areoles and long central spines. Distribution: Atacama desert of northern Chile.
  • Eulychnia saint-pieana f. cristata hort.: is a crested cactus that forms fan-shaped stems with especially hairy areoles.



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