Parodia fraileoides

Parodia fraileoides M.Lowry & J.Arnold ()
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🌵 Published in Cact. Explor. 28: 21 (2023)

Frailea, the name of a cactus genus + Greek –oeidēs ‘resembling’. Lowry & Arnold: “Mats [Winberg] commented that the plants looked “like little Fraileas” thus appropriately coining a descriptive epithet for this diminutive plant. […] Etymology: The epithet alludes to the small size and appearance of the species, i.e. looking like a Frailea.”

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Maarten H.J. van der Meer (2023 Jun 05). Parodia fraileoides. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from