CEPHALOCLEISTOCACTUS

https://images52.fotki.com/v638/photos/6/664583/2942942/Cleistocactuschrysocephalus2-vi.jpg
https://images52.fotki.com/v638/photos/6/664583/2942942/Cleistocactuschrysocephalus2-vi.jpg

Autor: Ritter

• ETYMOLOGY
“Closed head cactus”, defining the almost closed, tubular flowers, and the pseudocephalium, the two main features of this genus.
• DESCRIPTION
Monospecific genus of columnar shrubby plants, branching from the base, low ribs with a V-shaped groove; spines finely setose .
Flowers diurnal, self sterile, tubular, red, appearing in a lateral pseudocephalium with long bristles, probably pollinated by hummingbirds. Fruits reddish. Seeds shiny, black.
• HABITAT
The monotypic genus Cephalocleistocactus grows endemically in a limited area in Bolivia at about 2000 m in altitude.
• DISTRIBUTION
Bolivia (La Paz).

Currently only one probable species:
– Cephalocleistocactus chrysocephalus* F.Ritter 1959

References: "TAXONOMY of the CACTACEAE" -  ISBN 978-84-617-3723-9 (Vol. 1)

 

One Reply to “CEPHALOCLEISTOCACTUS”

  1. I have noticed you don’t monetize cactusclassification.science,
    don’t waste your traffic, you can earn extra cash every month with
    new monetization method. This is the best adsense alternative
    for any type of website (they approve all sites), for more details simply search in gooogle: murgrabia’s tools

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.