Kadenicarpus Doweld ()
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🌵 Type Kadenicarpus pseudomacrochele

Kaden + Greek karpos ‘fruit’. Named for Russian botanist and carpologist Nikolai N. Kaden. Mottram (Cactician 4. 2014) renders his name “H. H. Kadena” based on a misreading of the Russian “Н. Н. Кадена” (-a is a case ending).

The compound should arguably be Kadenocarpus, but perhaps Doweld changed the connecting vowel to i to be consistent with Turbinicarpus or to avoid confusion with Adenocarpus (Fabaceae). It is in any case not correctable.

How to cite

van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, February 5). Kadenicarpus. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from https://www.cactusnames.org/kadenicarpus