Gymnocalycium castellanosii subsp. ferocius

Gymnocalycium castellanosii subsp. ferocius (Backeb. ex H.Till & Amerh.) G.J.Charles ()
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🌵 BasionymGymnocalycium mostii subsp. ferocius ()
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Etymology

Latin fĕrōcĭus (neuter form of masculine/feminine ferōcĭor) ‘wilder, fiercer’. For the “much stronger” spines (Curt Backeberg, Kakteenlexikon: 168. 1966) compared to Gymnocalycium hybopleurum var. hybopleurum (= Gymnocalycium monvillei subsp. monvillei).

Originally published invalidly by Backeberg (l.c.) as Gymnocalycium hybopleurum var. ferocior [sic] simultaneously with Gymnocalycium hybopleurum var. ferox (Latin fĕrox ‘wild, fierce’) (= Gymnocalycium castellanosii subsp. castellanosii). Validated by Till and Amerhauser as Gymnocalycium mostii subsp. ferocior [sic]. Since the generic name Gymnocalycium is of neuter gender the original epithet ferocior is correctable to ferocius.


How to cite

van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, February 21). Gymnocalycium castellanosii subsp. ferocius. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from https://www.cactusnames.org/gymnocalycium-castellanosii-subsp-ferocius