Michaƫlopuntia

Michaƫlopuntia P.V.Heath, ()
šŸŒµ Author(s)
Etymology

A superfluous “correction” of Miqueliopuntia, which is indirectly named for German-Dutch botanist Frederik Anton Wilhelm Miquel (1810-1871), based on the apparent assumption that Miquel’s surname derives from Michael. Even if that is true, Heath’s alteration of Miqueliopuntia miquelii to MichaĆ«lopuntia michaĆ«lis has no basis in the International Code of Nomenclature.

For Miquelā€™s given names and date of birth, see van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2019) De correcte voornamen en geboortedatum van F.A.W. Miquel. Cactologia Phantastica 7(3): 7-14.


How to cite

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