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Eriosyce aspillagae (Söhrens) Katt.

  1. Classified in >
  2. genus: Eriosyce >
  3. Family: Cactaceae

Place of Publication

Eriosyce (Cactac.) gen. revis. & ampl.: 118 (1994)


Conservation status

  • Endangered B1ab(iii,v)


Del General Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins and Maule


Mediterranean and Coastal matorral

Distribution and habitat

Restricted to the Regions of O'Higgins and Maule from Pupuya to Constitución at elevations from 30 to 100 m above sea level. It is found on coastal terraces on well-drained, poor soils amongst sclerophyllous vegetation


Seed of this species is banked by the national seed bank of Chile, INIA.


  • Kattermann (1994)

    Kattermann, F. 1994. Eriosyce (Cactaceae): The genus revised and amplified. Succulent Plant Research 1–176

  • Hunt (2016a)

    Hunt, D.R. 2016a. NCL Updates (continued from CSI 32:28 (2014)). Cactaceae Systematics Initiatives 34: 15

  • Hunt (2016b)

    Hunt, D. 2016. CITES Cactaceae Checklist. Third Edition. Royal Botanic Gardens Kew