Maihueniopsis minuta

Maihueniopsis minuta (Backeb.) R.Kiesling ()
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🌵 BasionymTephrocactus minutus ()
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🌵 Basionym published in Kaktus-ABC [Backeb. & Knuth]: 110, 410 (1936)

Latin mĭnūtus ‘very small’. Not explained by Backeberg. For the small stem segments (“articulis […] parvis”) or perhaps the “absent or very small” spines on new growth (“aculeis primum nullis vel minutismis [recte “minutissimis”]”).

How to cite

van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, October 10). Maihueniopsis minuta. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from