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

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 (Eggli & Leuenberger in Willdenowia 28: 175-180. 1998) or a wordplay involving Salmonopuntia, a name published on the same page.

How to cite

Maarten H.J. van der Meer (2023 Dec 12). Ursopuntia. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from https://www.cactusnames.org/Ursopuntia