Roseocereus (Backeb.) Backeb., ()
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🌡 BasionymEriocereus subgen. Roseocereus ()
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🌡 Type Roseocereus tetracanthus

Not explained by Backeberg. Presumably for American botanist Joseph Nelson Rose (1862-1928) (Burkhardt, Eine EnzyklopΓ€die zu eponymischen Pflanzennamen. 2022). Not to be confused with Roseocactus.

Backeberg spelled the name of the type species as Roseocereus tephracanthus (see Harrisia tetracantha).

How to cite

van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, July 15). Roseocereus. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from