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Echinopsis chiloensis #1 | by J.G. in S.F.
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Echinopsis chiloensis #1

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Cactaceae - Chile; Elqui Province, Chile provenance of plant above

 

Quisco (Chilean)

 

Shown: Flower and flower buds arising from terminal portion of column

 

"Echinopsis chiloensis is a species of cacti native to South America; genus members are known as hedgehog cacti, sea-urchin cactus or Easter lily cactus. This species, E chiloensis, is tree-like with branching structures beginning basally. This plant can attain a height of eight metres" (Wikipedia)

 

Natural occurrence, images:

www.chileflora.com/Florachilena/FloraEnglish/HighResPages...

 

My additional image of Echinopsis chiloensis:

www.flickr.com/photos/jim-sf/7423236340/in/photostream/

 

Photographed in U.C. Botanical Garden at Berkeley - Berkeley, California

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Taken on May 16, 2012