Eulychnia

Eulychnia Phil. ()
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🌵 Type Eulychnia breviflora
Etymology

Greek eu ‘good, beautiful, true’ + Greek lychnia ‘lampstand’. For the columnar habit. Compare Cereus ‘wax-light, taper’


How to cite

van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, February 5). Eulychnia. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from https://www.cactusnames.org/eulychnia

Pronunciation
[Eulýchnia]

Helmut Genaust (1996): Etymologisches Wörterbuch der botanischen Pflanzennamen, 3. Auflage

“Botanical Latin is essentially a written language, but the scientific names of plants often occur in speech. How they are pronounced really matters little provided they sound pleasant and are understood by all concerned.”

William T. Stearn (1983): Botanical Latin, 3rd Edition: 53