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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Cactoideae
Tribus: Cereeae
Subtribus: Trichocereinae
Genus: Oroya
Species: O. baumannii – O. borchersii – O. gibbosa – O. laxiareolata – O. neoperuviana – O. peruviana – O. subocculta

Oroya Britton & Rose

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Oroya is a genus of cacti (family Cactaceae), originating from Peru.

The name comes from the Peruvian town of la Oroya where the first plants were discovered.[1]

Oroya species are solitary with a globular form and many ribs with usually-dense pectinate spines. Usually up to 32 cm (13 in) high, and 22 cm (9 in) in diameter.[1]

Small flowers (up to 1 cm in diameter) grow along a ring near the top of the plant. The flowers are yellow, but their stems are often pink or red.[1]
Image Scientific name Distribution
Oroya baumannii Knize Peru
Oroya borchersii 1.jpg Oroya borchersii (Boed.) Backeb. Peru (Cusco)
Oroya (4877090482).jpg Oroya peruviana (K. Schum.) Britton & Rose Peru (Cuzco, Junin)
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