Cleistocactus hyalacanthus Backeberg 1942
Cleistocactus straussli var. jujuyensis Backeberg 1935
Cleistocactus jujuyensis (Backeberg) Backeberg 1942
Woolly torch cactus is found in northwestern Argentina and northeastern Bolivia. It is not found in North America.
Identification: Plants are shrublike, up to 3' (1 m) high. Erect stems are 1½-2" (4-6 cm) in diameter, with about 20 ribs. Three brown to yellowish central spines are up to 1" (3 cm) long. In addition, there are 20-30 fine whitish spines of varying length. Flowers are purplish pink, 1¼-1½" (3.5-4 cm) long; forming small fruits.
Cleistocactus hyalacanthus on Wikimedia Commons
Cleistocactus hyalacanthus on CalPhotos
Cleistocactus hyalacanthus on CactiGuide.com
Cleistocactus hyalacanthus on Desert-tropicals.com
Cleistocactus hyalacanthus—monstrose crested form on Cactus Art: the World of Cacti & Succulents
Cleistocactus hyalacanthus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
Range: Zones 10-11: