Quasitephrocactus Popov, ()
šŸŒµ Author(s)
šŸŒµ Type Quasitephrocactus weberi
šŸŒµ Replacement of Ursopuntia

Latin quasi ‘as if, resembling or having a likeness to something’ + Tephrocactus. For the similarity to Tephrocactus.

This was the only plant genus with the prefix quasi– before the publication of Quasiantennaria R.J.Bayer & M.O.Dillon (Asteraceae) in 2019. It was presumably chosen because the more obvious name Pseudotephrocactus already existed.

Quasitephrocactus was intended as a replacement name for Ursopuntia, which Popov considered invalid.

How to cite

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