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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Cactoideae
Tribus: Cereeae
Subtribus: Trichocereinae
Genus: Espostoopsis
Species: Espostoopsis dybowskii

Espostoopsis Buxb. in Krainz Kakteen 38-39: C V a. v. 1968.


Gerocephalus F.Ritter, Kakteen Sukk. 19: 156. 1968.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Southern America
Regional: Brazil
Brazil Northeast

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Buxbaum, F. in Krainz, H. (1968) Kakteen 38-39: C V a.

Additional references

Govaerts, R.H.A. 2001. World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919. [unavailable to the public] Reference page.
Korotkova, N., Aquino, D., Arias, S., Eggli, U., Franck, A. , Gómez-Hinostrosa, C., Guerrero, P.C., Hernández, H.M., Kohlbecker, A., Köhler, M., Luther, K., Majure, L.C., Müller, A., Metzing, D., Nyffeler, R., Sánchez, D., Schlumpberger, B. & Berendsohn, W.G. 2021. Cactaceae at Caryophyllales. org–a dynamic online species-level taxonomic backbone for the family. Willdenowia 51(2): 251–270. DOI: 10.3372/wi.51.51208 Open access Reference page.


Korotkova, N. et al. 2021. Espostoopsis in Cactaceae at A global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Nov 07. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Espostoopsis in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Apr 25. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Espostoopsis. Published online. Accessed: Apr 25 2021. 2021. Espostoopsis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 25 Apr 2021.
Hassler, M. 2021. Espostoopsis. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Apr 25. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2021. World Plants. Synonymic Checklist and Distribution of the World Flora. . Espostoopsis. Accessed: 25 Apr 2021.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Espostoopsis in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names

Espostoopsis is a monotypic genus of cactus containing the single species Espostoopsis dybowskii. The generic name is formed from Greek opsis meaning "view", referring to its resemblance to the genus Espostoa, with which it is often confused. The plant is only known from northern Bahia, Brazil.[1]

The genus Espostoopsis has been brought into synonymy with Gerocephalus F.Ritter.

Taylor, N.P. (2017). "Espostoopsis dybowskii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T40933A121501760.

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