Echinocereus pentalophus

Echinocereus pentalophus (DC.) Engelm. ex Haage ()
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🌵 BasionymCereus pentalophus ()
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🌵 Basionym published in Mém. Mus. Hist. Nat. 17: 117 (1828)
Etymology

Greek penta ‘five’ + Greek lophē ‘crest’. For the number of ribs (De Candolle: “costis 5”). De Candolle compared Cereus cinerascens var. tenuior (= Echinocereus cinerascens) with this species: “It is close to pentalophus, but with 8 rather than 5 ribs” (“Accedit ad pentalophum, sed 8-nec 5-costatus”) (Mém. Mus. Hist. Nat. 17: 116. 1828).

The English name ladyfinger cactus refers to the slender stems (Ellen D. Schulz in Trans. Texas Acad. Sci. XIV: 90. 1930).


How to cite

van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, July 27). Echinocereus pentalophus. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from https://www.cactusnames.org/echinocereus-pentalophus