Oreocereus (A.Berger) Riccob. ()
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🌵 BasionymCereus subgen. Oreocereus ()
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🌵 Type Oreocereus celsianus

Greek oros (genitive oreos) ‘mountain’ + Cereus, the name of a genus of columnar cacti and a designation for columnar cacti in general. For the occurrence in the Bolivian Andes.

How to cite

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


A.T. Johnson, H.A. Smith & A.P. Stockdale (2019): Plant Names Simplified, 3rd Edition


Ross Bayton (2019): The Garderner's Botanical


Helmut Genaust (1996): Etymologisches Wörterbuch der botanischen Pflanzennamen, 3. Auflage

“Botanical Latin is essentially a written language, but the scientific names of plants often occur in speech. How they are pronounced really matters little provided they sound pleasant and are understood by all concerned.”

William T. Stearn (1983): Botanical Latin, 3rd Edition: 53