Corryocactus brachypetalus

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Corryocactus brachypetalus (Vaupel) Britton & Rose

Cactaceae

Life form: shrub
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: dry

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: funnel-shaped
Fruit: berry

28B / ff7117 

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 brachypetalus is a succulent shrub.

Naming

Corryocactus brachypetalus was already described and the name validly published by Friedrich Karl Johann Vaupel. It was Nathaniel Lord Britton and Joseph Nelson Rose, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1920.

Taxonomy

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

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 2 to 4 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Flowers and Fruits

Corryocactus brachypetalus produces solitary orange funnel-shaped flowers from June to August.

The shrubs produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Corryocactus brachypetalus is native to South Peru. 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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