Micranthocereus auriazureus

Micranthocereus auriazureus ('auri-azureus') Buining & Brederoo ()
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Latin aurum ‘gold’ + Latin ăzŭrĕus ‘deep blue’. For the golden yellow spines and the blue epidermis.

The original spelling auri-azureus is correctable to auriazureus under article 60.11 of the International Code of Nomenclature: “The use of a hyphen in a compound epithet is treated as an error to be corrected by deletion of the hyphen. A hyphen is permitted only when the epithet is formed of words that usually stand independently, or when the letters before and after the hyphen are the same[.]”

How to cite

van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, September 9). Micranthocereus auriazureus. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from https://www.cactusnames.org/micranthocereus-auriazureus