Espostoa melanostele (Peruvian Old Lady) is a cactus that displays an abundance of long, woolly spines that cover and hide the body of the…
Espostoa is a genus of columnar cacti, comprising 16 species known from the Andes of southern Ecuador and Peru. It usually lives at an altitude of between 2625 and 5200 feet (800 and 2500 m). The genus is named after Nicolas E. Esposto, a renowned botanist from Lima.
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