Quasitephrocactus

Quasitephrocactus G.Popov, ()
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🌵 Type Quasitephrocactus weberi
🌵 Replacement of Ursopuntia
Etymology

Latin quăsĭ ‘resembling’ + 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

Maarten H.J. van der Meer (2023 Dec 18). Quasitephrocactus. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from https://www.cactusnames.org/quasitephrocactus