Bartschella Britton & Rose ()
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🌡 Type Bartschella schumannii

Bartsch + Latin –ella β€˜small’, but also a generic name-building suffix (e.g. Borzicactella, Ebnerella). Named for Paul Bartsch, “curator in the United States National Museum, distinguished in conchology, who has sent us cacti from many out of the way places.”

The rather unusual suffix –ella instead of the far more common –ia was presumably chosen to avoid confusion with Bartsia L. (1754, Scrophulariaceae), which is also spelled Bartschia (named for Johann Bartsch, latinized Johannes Bartsius).

How to cite

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