Grusonia deinacantha

Grusonia deinacantha (D.Donati) Majure, M.A.Baker & Cloud-H. ()
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🌵 BasionymCorynopuntia deinacantha ()
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Greek deinos ‘fearful, terrible, marvelously strong’ + Greek akantha ‘spine’. Donati: “The specific epithet is composed of the Greek word δεῖνος (deinos), meaning terrible but also amazing, and ἄκανθος (acanthos) [sic], meaning spine; it refers to the impressive, extremely sharp spination of Corynopuntia deinacantha.” Compare Melocactus deinacanthus.

How to cite

van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, July 20). Grusonia deinacantha. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from