Austrocephalocereus

Austrocephalocereus Backeb., ()
🌵 Author(s)
🌵 Type Austrocephalocereus purpureus
Etymology

Latin auster ‘south’ + Cephalocereus. For the occurrence in South America. Originally a subgenus of Cephalocereus, published together with Cephalocereus subgen. Boreocephalocereus (Latin boreus ‘northern’) for the Mexican species.


How to cite

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

Pronunciation
[Austrocephalocéreus]

Helmut Genaust (1996): Etymologisches Wörterbuch der botanischen Pflanzennamen, 3. Auflage

“Botanical Latin is essentially a written language, but the scientific names of plants often occur in speech. How they are pronounced really matters little provided they sound pleasant and are understood by all concerned.”

William T. Stearn (1983): Botanical Latin, 3rd Edition: 53