|🌵 Author(s)||Georgiy Popov|
|🌵 Type||Quasitephrocactus weberi|
|🌵 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.