Cereus aquicaulensis

Cereus aquicaulensis hort ex Pfeiff. ()
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🌵 Published in Enum. Diagn. Cact. 90 (1837)

Apparently Latin ăqua ‘water’ + Latin caulis ‘stem’ + Latin –ensis, geographical suffix. Perhaps intended as a latinization of Aguascalientes (Spanish aguas calientes ‘hot waters, hot springs’), the name of a Mexican state and its capital. This is a synonym of Myrtillocactus geometrizans, which is native to that state.

How to cite

Maarten H.J. van der Meer (2023 Aug 01). Cereus aquicaulensis. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from https://www.cactusnames.org/cereus-aquicaulensis