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Eriosyce senilis ( Neoporteria senilis )

Author:(Backeberg)F.Kattermann 1994.
Synonyms:Neoporteria senilis Backeberg 1936,
Neoporteria nidus,Neoporteria gerocephala,
Neoporteria multicolor, Neoporteria nidus.
Habitat:Chile.
Family:Cactaceae.

-The name is derived from the Greek 'erion',meaning wool and 'sykon' meaning fig,referring to the woolly fruits.

-Eriosyce now includes Chileorebutia,Horridocactus,Islaya,Neochilenia,Neoporteria,Pyrrhocactus,and Thelocephala.

-Neoporteria:Named for Carlos Porter,a Chilean entomologist.

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