Visionary Cactus Guide
This Genus is native to Bolivia, Chile, Peru and Brazil. The name of this Genus commemerates the Peruvian botanist, Nicholas Esposto.
E. huanucensis -
Contains: hordenine (.002%), tyramine(.004%), N-methyltyramine (.002%).
E. lanata ( von Humboldt, Bonpland and Kunth ) -
Found in northern Peru. This species is characterized by its hairy, ramifying trunk which grows to 4 meters high. Branches spread out from the upper stem. Has 20 to 30 rounded ribs with closely spaced areoles. Each areole has a tuft and many short yellow hairs, crowned by short radial spines with red tips. Bears white, nocturnal flowers to 5 cm long. First described in 1823.
A slow growing variety that will tolerate partial shade. Keep warm in winter. Propagate by cuttings.
Reported to contain unspecified alkaloids.