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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
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 24-Feb-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

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

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador, [Loja] Peru [Amazonas, Cajamarca, Lambayeque, Piura]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Anderson, E. F. 2001. The cactus family
  3. Backeberg, C. 1967. Die Cactaceae. 2528.
  4. Backeberg, C. 1977. Das Kakteen Lexikon. 152.
  5. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45
  6. CITES. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource).
  7. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  8. Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants Kampong Publications.
  9. Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. 1973-. Flora of Ecuador.
  10. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  11. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  12. Rauh, W. 1958. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der peruanischen Kakteenvegetation. Sitzungsber. Heidelberger Akad. Wiss., Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. 1958:521.

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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=15830. Accessed 8 December 2019.