|🌵 Author(s)||Donald Pinkava|
|🌵 Basionym||Opuntia emoryi (1857)|
|🌵 Basionym author(s)||George Engelmann||🌵 Basionym published in||Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts iii: 303 (1857)|
Named for American surveyor and civil engineer Major General William Hemsley Emory (1811-1887), director of the Mexican boundary inspection.
The English names Stanly’s club cholla and Peebles’s cholla originally referred to Grusonia stanlyi (Opuntia stanlyi) and Opuntia stanlyi var. peeblesiana, which are now considered synonyms of Grusonia emoryi. The name Wright’s club cholla, given by Edward F. Anderson (The Cactus Family. 2001) for both Grusonia emoryi and Grusonia kunzei, is based on Grusonia wrightiana, once another variety of Opuntia stanlyi (Opuntia stanlyi var. wrightiana), but now considered a synonym of Grusonia kunzei.