ISI 2011-8. Espostoa blossfeldiorum (Werderm.) Buxb

In 2002 we offered, as Espostoa sp., a dwarf, offsetting form of this species from El Chagual that was originally described as Thrixanthocereus cullmannianus F. Ritter. Here we offer the more typical form that tends to be single-stemmed and to 2 m high, bearing dark central spines amidst the bristly, glassy-white radials. The species is native to several provinces of northern Peru. HBG 104731, $6.


Espostoa blossfeldiorum (Werderm.) Buxb

Photo © 2011 Graham Charles of the form described as Thrixanthocereus cullmannianus F. Ritter distributed as Espostoa sp., ISI 2002-1. Images may not be used elsewhere without permission.

Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 82 (2), March - April, 2011

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