Browningia Britton & Rose ()
🌵 Author(s)

🌵 Type Browningia candelaris

Named for Webster E. Browning (1869-1942), “formerly director of the Instituto Ingles at Santiago, Chile, who for many years did efficient educational work in Chile, and who was the friend of all Americans who visited Santiago”.

How to cite

van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, February 5). Browningia. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from


Ross Bayton (2019): The Garderner's Botanical


Helmut Genaust (1996): Etymologisches Wörterbuch der botanischen Pflanzennamen, 3. Auflage

“Botanical Latin is essentially a written language, but the scientific names of plants often occur in speech. How they are pronounced really matters little provided they sound pleasant and are understood by all concerned.”

William T. Stearn (1983): Botanical Latin, 3rd Edition: 53