Winterocereus Backeb. ()
🌡 Author(s)
🌡 Type Winterocereus aureispinus
🌡 Replacement of Winteria

Winter + Cereus, the name of a genus of columnar cacti and a designation for columnar cacti in general. Named for Friedrich Ritter’s sister Hildegard β€œHilde” Winter, who distributed the seeds he collected in South America. This is a replacement name for Winteria F.Ritter. See also Hildewintera.

How to cite

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