Espostoa baumannii Knize 1969

Hunt (1989a, 233) commented that Espostoa baumannii is a naturally occurring hybrid between a species of Espostoa and a species of Cleistocactus. Its status remains uncertain. Distribution: Peru.

Espostoa blossfeldiorum (Werdermann) Buxbaum 1959 Cephalocereus blossfeldiorum Werdermann 1937, Thrixanthocereus blossfeldiorum (Werdermann) Backeberg 1937, Facheiroa blossfeldiorum (Werdermann) Buxbaum 1957

Plants usually unbranched but sometimes branching basally,

3-4 m (9.8-13 ft) high. Stems 5-10 cm (2-3.9 in) in diameter. Ribs 18-25. Areoles close set, 5 mm apart, numerous. Central spines 1-4, brown to nearly black, to 30 mm (1.2 in) long. Radial spines 20-25, glassy white, 0.5-1 cm (0.2-0.4 in) long. Lateral cephalia extending over 4-8 ribs, with dense yellowish white wool and numerous strong glassy bristles

4-5 cm (1.6-2 in) long. Flowers slender funnelform, with a carrion odor, creamy yellow, 6-7 cm (2.4-2.8 in) long, to 5 cm (2 in) in diameter. Fruits dark green, to 3 cm (1.2 in) long and 2.5 cm (1 in) in diameter. Distribution: northern Peru.

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