Cylindrocactus

Cylindrocactus S.J.Phillips & Comus, ()
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🌵 Published in A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert: 47 (2000)
Etymology

Latin cylindrus ‘cylinder’ + Cactus. Used by Phillips & Comus as a name for certain “barrel cacti” (index: “Cylindrocactus 26, 27, 47″; pp. 26-27: “barrel cacti”; p. 47: “barrel cactus (Cylindrocactus and Ferocactus spp.)”). Perhaps based on Ferocactus cylindraceus.

Also found as an error for Cylindropuntia.


How to cite

Maarten H.J. van der Meer (2023 Jun 26). Cylindrocactus. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from https://www.cactusnames.org/cylindrocactus

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