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Espostoopsis dybowskii
Espostoopsis dybowskii (Rol.-Gosselin) Buxbaum.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Trichocereeae
Genus: Espostoopsis
Species: E. dybowskii
Binomial name
Espostoopsis dybowskii
(Rol.-Goss.) Buxb.

Gerocephalus dybowskii (Rol.-Goss.) F.Ritter

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.


  1. ^ Taylor, N.P. 2013. Espostoopsis dybowskii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013. Downloaded on 17 September 2015.