Tephrocactus Lem. ()
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🌡 Type Tephrocactus diadematus

Greek tephra ‘ashes’ + Cactus. For the color of the epidermis (“Tephra: cendre, couleur de l’Γ©piderme”), described by Lemaire as ash-brown (“brun cendrΓ©”). Not for the spine color, as Eggli & Newton (Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names. 2004) claim.

How to cite

van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, February 5). Tephrocactus. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from https://www.cactusnames.org/Tephrocactus