Discocactus placentiformis

Discocactus placentiformis (Lehm.) K.Schum. ()
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🌵 BasionymCactus placentiformis ()
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🌵 Basionym published in Ind. Sem. Hort. Hamburg 17 (1826)
Etymology

Latin plăcentĭformis (Latin plăcenta ‘cake’ + Latin –formis ‘-shaped’) ‘having the shape of a circular thickened disk somewhat thinner about the middle’ (Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary. 1913). For the shape of the plant body, described by Lehman as “hemispherical-depressed” (“hemisphaerico-depressus”).


How to cite

van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, August 25). Discocactus placentiformis. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from https://www.cactusnames.org/discocactus-placentiformis