Frailea erythracantha

Frailea erythracantha R.Pontes, A.S.Oliveira & Deble ()

Greek erythros ‘red’ + Greek akantha ‘spine’. For the color of the spines. Pontes, Oliveira & Deble: “The epithet came from greek [sic] erythros (ερυθροσ [sic]), that means red and akantha (ακανθα), meaning spine, making reference to the coloring of the spines, a striking feature of this new taxon.”

How to cite

van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, September 28). Frailea erythracantha. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from