Selenicereus megalanthus

Selenicereus megalanthus (K.Schum. ex Vaupel) Moran ()
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🌵 BasionymCereus megalanthus ()
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🌵 Basionym published in Notizbl. Königl. Bot. Gart. Berlin 5: 284 (1913)
Etymology

Greek megas (stem megal-) ‘big’ + Greek anthos ‘flower’. For the size of the flowers, considered by Vaupel to be the biggest of all cactus species except Cereus urbanianus (= Selenicereus grandiflorus). The epithet has the same meaning as that of Selenicereus grandiflorus (Latin grandis ‘large’ + Latin –flōrus ‘flowered’).


How to cite

van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, February 5). Selenicereus megalanthus. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from https://www.cactusnames.org/selenicereus-megalanthus