Kadenicarpus horripilus

Kadenicarpus horripilus (Lem.) Vázquez-Sánchez ()
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🌵 BasionymMammillaria horripila ()
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🌵 Type of Bravocactus

Latin horrere ‘to bristle’ (not, in this context, ‘be seized with horror’, as Eggli & Newton (Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names. 2004) claim) + Latin pilus ‘hair’ (horripilare ‘to bristle with hairs, to be shaggy’). For the bristly spines.

How to cite

Maarten H.J. van der Meer (2022 Feb 05). Kadenicarpus horripilus. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from https://www.cactusnames.org/kadenicarpus-horripilus