Rebutia einsteinii

Rebutia einsteinii Frič ()
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Etymology

Named for Albert Einstein (1879-1955).

During the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, Frič “informed the German ambassador that he intended to name a cactus after Hitler. When the latter congratulated him on that great idea, he said dryly that it was a weak species that would soon perish anyway. He then showed a beautiful cactus that he had named after Albert Einstein, who had fled from Nazi Germany: Rebutia einsteinii” (Theo Heijnsdijk, Succulenta (Netherlands) 94(1): 7-9. 2015). See also Gestapia and Gangsteria.


How to cite

van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, July 12). Rebutia einsteinii. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from https://www.cactusnames.org/rebutia-einsteinii