Espostoa

 

There are about 16 species of espostoa coming from the Andes of Ecuador and Peru. The name of the genus, Espostoa, comes from the Peruvian botanist Nicholas Esposto.

Avoid extreme heat or heavy cold, and kept in a well drained soil, since they rot easily.

Mature Espostoa have lateral pseudocephalium, area on the side of the stem, close to the top, with much denser hair. This is the area where the flower buds are produced. The flowers are nocturnal, funnel shaped, generally white or pinkish.

Species and varieties
Espostoa baumannii
Espostoa blossfeldiorum
Espostoa calva
Espostoa churinensis
Espostoa frutescens
Espostoa guentheri
Espostoa huanucoensis
Espostoa hylaea
Espostoa lanata (Peruvian Old Man Cactus)
Espostoa lanianuligera
Espostoa melanostele
Espostoa mirabilis
Espostoa nana
Espostoa ritteri (Peruvian Old Man)
Espostoa ruficeps
Espostoa senilis
Espostoa superba
Espostoa dautwitzii synonym of Espostoa lanata (Peruvian Old Man Cactus)
Espostoa haagei synonym of Espostoa melanostele
Espostoa lanata var. sericata synonym of Espostoa lanata (Peruvian Old Man Cactus)
Espostoa laticornua synonym of Espostoa lanata (Peruvian Old Man Cactus)
Espostoa procera synonym of Espostoa lanata (Peruvian Old Man Cactus)
Espostoa sericata synonym of Espostoa lanata (Peruvian Old Man Cactus)

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