Rebutia krugerae

Rebutia krugerae ('kruegeri') (Cárdenas) Backeb. ()
🌵 Author(s)
🌵 Published in Cactaceae (Backeberg) iii. 1554 (1959)
🌵 BasionymAylostera krugerae ()
🌵 Basionym published in Cactus (Paris) 57: 260 (1957)

Named for Cárdenas’s student, (Bolivian?) agronomist Anna Maria Kruger, who discovered the species. Cárdenas spelled the epithet both Krugerii and Krügerii (incorrectly using the masculine form in both cases), although the latter spelling occurs only once. Backeberg used the spelling kruegeri, writing “The species name is spelled both “krügeri” [sic] and “krugeri” [sic]. Since it is a German name, the first spelling is probably authoritative.” If Ms Kruger’s name was in fact Krüger, the epithet should be spelled kruegerae.

How to cite

van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, February 5). Rebutia krugerae. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from