Frailea gracillima

Frailea gracillima (Lem.) Britton & Rose ()
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🌵 BasionymEchinocactus gracillimus ()
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🌵 Basionym published in Cact. Gen. Sp. Nov.: 24 (1839)

Latin grăcĭllĭmus ‘very slender, very delicate’. For the slender plant body (Lemaire: “E[chinocactus] plane gracilis”, “E[chinocacte] très grêle”). Lemaire also described the spines as “bristly and very delicate” (“setaceis, gracillimis”).

How to cite

van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, February 15). Frailea gracillima. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from