Ursopuntia

Ursopuntia P.V.Heath ()
šŸŒµ Author(s)
šŸŒµ Type Ursopuntia textoris
šŸŒµ Replaced by Quasitephrocactus
Etymology

Presumably Latin ursus ‘bear’ + Opuntia. Application unknown (publication not seen). Perhaps named for Swiss botanist Urs Eggli, who published an article about the type species (Urs Eggli & Beat Ernst Leuenberg, On colour forms of Opuntia weberi (Cactaceae) with notes on the typification of the name, Willdenowia 28, 1998: 175-180) or a wordplay involving Salmonopuntia, a name published on the same page.


Other resources
šŸŒµ Biodiversity Heritage Library
šŸŒµ Wikipedia
šŸŒµ Wikispecies
How to cite

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