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Brief update, mainly about car matters, John spent another day in Tarija waiting for car news, while Wiebe and I joined Brendan, Lucy and Chris for a drive through the mountains.

S2425: Rebutia (Aylostera) deminuta – s.n. Rebutia fusca, Echinopsis sp. – in flower

S2426: Rebutia sp. – in flower, Zephyranthes andina? – Red flowered bulb, Llareta – Azorella compacta, Echinopsis (Lobivia) chrysochete? – In flower, Unidentified genus species – white flower, low perennial?

S2427: Cumulopuntia boliviana, Llama (Lama glama)

S2428: Cumulopuntia boliviana, Llama (Lama glama), Echinopsis (Lobivia) pampana s.n. Lobivia glaucescens; in flower (yellow).

S2429: Echinopsis (Trichocereus) sp, Opuntia sulphurea? – In flower, thicker, almost globular pads, Echinopsis (Lobivia) ferox (syn. Lobivia longispina), Parodia maassii, Echinopsis (Lobivia) pugionacantha ssp haemantha? Cumulopuntia chichensis? Or C. bolivianus? Tunilla soehrensii?

S2430: Cleistocactus buchtienii – s.n. Cleistocactus tupizensis, Echinopsis (Lobivia) lateritia?Echin opsis (Trichocereus) tacaquirensis? Blossfeldia lilliputana,  reported by BB on a previous visit, but not seen by us this time.

S2431: Cleistocactus buchtienii – s.n. Cleistocactus tupizensis

S2432: Oreocereus celsianus, Opuntia sp., Tunilla sp?- Dense mats, yellow flowers, Echinopsis (Trichocereus) sp

S2433: Oreocereus trollii, Oreocereus celsianus, Tunilla soehrensii, Cumulopuntia chichensis?

On our return, our car was back, fitted with a new clutch and other bits and a bill of Bs 2280 (11:1 for GBP). John is confident that the car rental company will repay him the money as he has been a loyal customer since 2006.

So tomorrow we continue on our way to Villa Monte. It is unlikely that we’ll have internet for the next two nights but should be OK once we reach Sucre on Friday.

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