Corryocactus aureus

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Corryocactus aureus (Meyen) Hutchison

Cactaceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: dry

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: funnel-shaped
Fruit: berry

 

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

Corryocactus aureus is a succulent shrub.

Naming

Corryocactus aureus was already described and the name validly published by Franz Julius Ferdinand Meyen. It was Paul Clifford Hutchison, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1963.

Taxonomy

Corryocactus aureus is a species in the genus Corryocactus which contains 36 species and belongs to the family of the Cactaceae (Cactus Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Flowers and Fruits

Corryocactus aureus produces funnel-shaped flowers that are arranged solitary.

The shrubs produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Corryocactus aureus is native to South Peru and northern Chile. It is a protected species according to the Washington Convention.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny situation on dry 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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