Oehmea Buxb. ()
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šŸŒµ Type Oehmea beneckei

Oehme + Latin -a, the recommended suffix to form plant genus names from personal names that end with a vowel other than a (Rec. 60B.1(a), International Code of Nomenclature). Named for German painter and cactus enthusiast Arthur Johannes “Hanns” Oehme (1899-1944). Buxbaum and Oehme had published the genus Rapicactus together in 1942 during Oehme’s service at the eastern front, where he would perish two years later.

Self portrait, 1943

How to cite

Maarten H.J. van der Meer (2023 Jul 16). Oehmea. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from https://www.cactusnames.org/Oehmea

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