Maihueniopsis colorea

Maihueniopsis colorea (F.Ritter ex Backeb.) F.Ritter ()
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🌵 BasionymTephrocactus coloreus ()
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🌵 Basionym published in Kakteen Südamerika 3: 875 (1980)

Latin cŏlōrĕus ‘colored’. Presumably for the color of the spines. Backeberg (Descr. Cact. Nov. iii: 14. 1963) not seen. Ritter (1980: 875): “The Latin diagnosis was drawn up by Backeberg with my author citation, without my knowledge. I had previously used the name as a nomen nudum.”

How to cite

van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, October 5). Maihueniopsis colorea. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from