Cumulopuntia boliviana subsp. dactylifera

Cumulopuntia boliviana subsp. dactylifera (Vaupel) D.R.Hunt ()
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🌵 BasionymOpuntia dactylifera ()
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🌵 Basionym published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 50(2-3, Beibl. 111): 29 (1913)

Greek daktylos ‘date (fruit of the date palm Phoenix dactylifera)’ + Latin –fer (feminine –fĕra) ‘carrying’. Vaupel: “The most peculiar feature of the plant is the pronounced date-like shape of the fruit.” Not “for the fingerlike stem segments” (Eggli & Newton, Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names. 2004).

According to Vaupel the plant was known in southern Peru as hairampu (compare Airampoa).

How to cite

van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, July 15). Cumulopuntia boliviana subsp. dactylifera. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from