Eriosyce napina ssp. glabrescens

Origin and Habitat: From coastal Chile (Region III Atacama) South of Freirina in the Huasco valley (Atacama Desert)

Scientific classification:
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: caryophyllidae
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Genre: Eriosyce

Habitat: Eriosyce napina grows in one of the most arid areas in the world, among rocky crags and sand dunes in sandy-clayey soil in a vegetable formation called “Costal desert of Huasco,” a typical “desertic mattoral” that is just spectacular and impressive when it displays the phenomenon of the “flowering desert”.

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