Aylostera albipilosa description


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The original description of Rebutia (Aylostera) albipilosa was published in Taxon 12:1 (1963) pp. 28-29, the journal of the International Association for Plant Taxonomy by Friedrich Ritter.

Here is an excerpt of the main points, but you should look up the original description for more details. Translated from the German.

Rebutia albipilosa (subg. Aylostera) Ritter, sp. nova, corpus hemisphaericum, dein longius, parce froliferans, atroviride, 4-5cm diam.; radice rapacea; costae in tubercula 2-4mm diam., 2mm alta solutae, interdum 21-25, spiraliter volutae; areolae orbiculares vel ovales, albae, 1-2mm diam.; spinae 25-35, capillaceae, molles, albae, plerumque curvatae, 10-15mm longae, centrales (si adsint) subfortiores, 2-4cm longae, apice rubrobrunneae; flores 35-45mm longi, 25-30mm diam.; ovarium oblongoideum, albo-lanatum et albo-setaceum; tubus floralis 7mm longus, albo-lanatus, haud setosus; tepala 9-15mm longa, 2-5mm lata spathulacea, aurantiaca vel rubra; stamina 7-8mm longa, alba; stylus 15mm longus, basi tubo florali connatus, stigmatibus 4-5, albis; fructus 6-9mm longus, 5-7mm latus, viridi-ruber; semina 1,2mm longa, 0,8mm lata, opaca, atra, verruculosa.

Habitat: Narvaez, Dept. Tarcia, Bolivia. Collected as FR754.