Other cacti in habitat

Frailea amerhauseri K.H. Prestlé

K.H. Prestlé published the first description of Frailea amerhauseri in the magazine “Succulenta“ in 2002. The species was first discovered by Amerhauser and companions near El Tinto in east Bolivia. It constitutes the northernmost finding of a Frailea to date. In habitat, the plants grow solitary or in groups. Compared to other Frailea, single specimen achieve a stately height of up to 50 mm. The species always grows on rocky ground, protected by grasses, shrubs and similar. The areas of dispersion are are very small and plants of different populations vary in appearance. The funnel-shaped, yellow flowers with reddish gullet reach a diameter of up to 50 mm. Frailea amerhauseri, like other east Bolivian Frailea, is not cleistogamous.