Taxon: Espostoa lanata (Kunth) Britton & Rose

 
Genus: Espostoa
Family: Cactaceae
  Subfamily: Cactoideae
      Tribe: Trichocereeae
Nomen number: 15830
Place of publication: Cact. 2:61, t. 87-91. 1920
Name Verified on: 24-Feb-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Feb-2004
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • cotton-ball cactus  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • new old-man cactus  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • Peruvian old-man cactus  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • Peruvian snowball cactus  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • Peruvian-old-man  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • snowball cactus  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • snowball-old-man  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • ullkaktus  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II: ()
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Southern America

    • Western South America: Ecuador - Loja; Peru - Amazonas, - Cajamarca, - Lambayeque, - Piura

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info) (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Anderson, E. F. The cactus family. 2001 (Cact Fam)
  • Backeberg, C. 1967. Die Cactaceae 2528.
  • Backeberg, C. 1977. Das Kakteen Lexikon 152.
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  • CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource). (CITES Appendices)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  • Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. Flora of Ecuador. 1973- (F Ecuador)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Rauh, W. 1958. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der peruanischen Kakteenvegetation Sitzungsber. Heidelberger Akad. Wiss., Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. 1958:521.

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Espostoa lanata (Kunth) Britton & Rose :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.