Espostoa guentheri

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Espostoa guentheri (Kupper) Buxb.

Cactaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: dry

Soil: gritty-sandy

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: tubular
Fruit: berry

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Caryophyllidae
Superordo:
Caryophyllanae
Ordo:
Caryophyllales

Espostoa guentheri is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Espostoa guentheri was already described and the name validly published by Walter Kupper. It was Franz Buxbaum, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1959.

Taxonomy

Espostoa guentheri is a species in the genus Espostoa which contains approximately 14 to 19 species and belongs to the family of the Cactaceae (Cactus Family). The type species of the genus is Espostoa lanata.

Characteristics

Espostoa guentheri - habitus
Espostoa guentheri - flowers

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 1 to 2 metres.

Leaves

Flowers and Fruits

Espostoa guentheri produces solitary ligth-yellow tubular flowers in June.

The perennials produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Espostoa guentheri is native to Bolivia. It is a protected species according to the Washington Convention.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should be gritty-sandy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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