Krainzia Backeb. ()
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🌡 Type Krainzia longiflora

Krainz + Latin -Δ­a, the recommended suffix to form plant genus names from personal names that end with a consonant (Rec. 60B.1(b), International Code of Nomenclature). Named “in honor of the president of the Swiss Cactus Enthusiasts, Mr. Krainz”, i.e. Swiss horticulturist Hans Krainz (1906-1980), director of the Municipal Succulent Plant Collection ZΓΌrich.

How to cite

Maarten H.J. van der Meer (2023 Jul 16). Krainzia. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from

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🌡 International Plant Names Index
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