|🌵 Author(s)||Joseph Nelson RoseNathaniel Lord Britton|
|🌵 Basionym||Cereus emoryi (1852)|
|🌵 Basionym author(s)||George Engelmann|
|🌵 Type of||Bergerocactus|
Named for American surveyor and civil engineer Major General William Hemsley Emory (1811-1887). The species was discovered by British-American botanist Charles Christopher Parry (1823-1890), who was “attached to Col. Emory’s corps in the survey of the Mexican boundary” (Engelmann).
Britton and Rose erroneously published this species under the name Bergerocereus emoryi.