|Neoporterias are closely related to Neochilenias, indeed some botanists believe that they incorporate the Neochilenias. One of the distinguishing features is the flower shape which is more tubular in Neoporterias and more open,
funnel shaped in Neochilenias. Several Neoporteria species tend to flower during the winter months which is a bonus in the greenhouse when most other cacti are dormant.|
The plant pictured is labelled Neoporteria nidus, though the straight spines appear to cast some doubt on this.
Photograph by : John Ellis
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