Oroya

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For a city in Peru, see La Oroya.
Oroya
Oroya peruviana 04.jpg
Oroya peruviana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Trichocereeae
Genus: Oroya
Britton & Rose
Species

Oroya borchersii
Oroya neoperuviana
Oroya peruviana
etc.

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 13 inches (32 cm) high, and 9 inches (22 cm) 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]

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