Opuntia ellemeetiana

Opuntia ellemeetiana Miq. ()
๐ŸŒต Author(s)
๐ŸŒต Published in Ned. Kruidk. Arch. iv.: 337 (1859)
Etymology

Named for Dutch politician and cactus collector Jonkheer Willem Cornelis Mary de Jonge van Ellemeet (1811-1888), who had this species in his collection at Overduin, Zeeland, the Netherlands. The claim by Crook & Mottram (Bradleya 14: 99-144. 1996) that the name refers to “the garden of Mr. de Jonge at Ellemeet, in Overduin Zeelandiae” is based on a misinterpretation of Miquel’s text (“Cactearum species novae, e collectione Domini de Jonge ab Ellemeet in villรข Overduin Zeelandiae”).


Other resources
๐ŸŒต International Plant Names Index
๐ŸŒต Plants of the World Online
๐ŸŒต World Checklist of Vascular Plants
๐ŸŒต Tropicos
๐ŸŒต Biodiversity Heritage Library
๐ŸŒต Wikipedia
๐ŸŒต Wikispecies
๐ŸŒต Field Number Finder
How to cite

van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, July 15). Opuntia ellemeetiana. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from https://www.cactusnames.org/opuntia-ellemeetiana