Bergerocactus emoryi

Bergerocactus emoryi ('Bergerocereus emoryi') (Engelm.) Britton & Rose ()
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🌵 BasionymCereus emoryi ()
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🌵 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.

How to cite

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