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Family: CACTACEAE 

 Espostoa nana
 
  
Author:  Friedrich Ritter 1964
Family:  Cactaceae
Habitat:  Peru (1500-2400 meters height)
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  8 centimetres
Height:  90 centimetres
Flower:  White to Pink
Reproduction:  Seeds/Offsets
Pop names:  Old Man
Synonyms:  Espostoa melanostele Borg subsp. nana G.J.Charles. Pseudoespostoa nana Backeb. 1966
This member of the Cactaceae family was described by Friedrich Ritter in 1964. It is found at height altitude (1500-2400 meters) in Peru, growing in grit with little water and lots of sun. The columns will grow up to 90 centimetres in height and eight centimetres in diameter. The rare flowers are white to pale pink.