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Eriosyce taltalensis ssp. taltalensis
Scientific Name: Eriosyce taltalensis ssp. taltalensis (F. Ritter) Don. & Rowley.
Synonym: Neoporteria intermedia var. pulchella, Neoporteria hankeana, Neochilenia intermedia, Neoporteria intermedia, Pyrrhocactus tenuis, Pyrrhocactus intermedius, Neochilenia hankeana, Echinocactus hankeanus, Pyrrhocactus neohankeanus, Neoporteria paucicostata var. neohankeana, Neoporteria neohankeana, Neoporteria pulchella, Pyrrhocactus pulchellus, Pyrrhocactus rupicola, Neochilenia rupicola, Neoporteria rupicola, Neochilenia scoparia, Pyrrhocactus neohankeanus, Pyrrhocactus scoparius, Neoporteria scoparia, Pyrrhocactus transiens, Neoporteria woutersiana, Delaetia woutersiana, Pyrrhocactus calderana, Neoporteria eriocephala var. glaucescens, Horridocactus scoparius, Neoporteria fobeana, Neochilenia eriocephala, Neochilenia glaucescens, Neoporteria taltalensis, Neochilenia taltalensis, Pyrrhocactus taltalensis, Neochilenia calderana, Neoporteria calderana, Neoporteria eriocephala, Echinocactus fobeanus, Neochilenia fobeana, Chilenia fobeana, Neoporteria jussieui var. fobeana, Echinocactus fuscus, Nichelia fusca, Chilenia fusca, Hildmannia fusca, Neochilenia fusca, Pyrrhocactus fuscus, Neoporteria fusca, Neochilenia gracilis, Neoporteria calderana, Pyrrhocactus gracilis, Pyrrhocactus glaucescens, Hildmannia fobeana
Family: Cactaceae
Eriosyce  taltalensis ssp. taltalensis
Neoporteria calderana at the Huntington Gardens in early July
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Northern Chile

Growth Habits: Solitary, up to 3 inches in diameter (8 cm)

Watering Needs: Extremely root prone, needs good drainage.

Propagation: Seeds

The name 'calderana' comes from Caldera in Chile, a location where the species can be encountered.

Blooming Habits:
Large flowers, white or pink, 1.5 inches in diameter (3.5 cm)

Fruiting Habits:

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