|🌵 Author(s)||Joseph zu Salm-Dyck||🌵 Published in||Hort. Dyck.: 361 (1834)|
Latin ēlātus ‘raised, elevated, high, tall’. The name was already in use when Salm-Dyck, who attributed it to the Berlin Botanical Garden (“Hort[us] Berol[inensis]”), published it. Presumably for the tall stems. Salm-Dyck does not mention this characteristic, but he had not seen the species in habitat. The name could also refer to the erect stem segments (Salm-Dyck: “articulis erectis”).
The name Opuntia elatior (Latin ēlātĭor ‘taller’) was published in 1768 and thus does not refer to this species.#Species accepted in POWO