Strombocactus disciformis subsp. esperanzae

Strombocactus disciformis subsp. esperanzae Glass & S.Arias ()
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Edward F. Anderson (The Cactus Family: 651. 2001): “Charles Glass and Salvador Arias (1996) described subspecies esperanzae, esperanza meaning hope in Spanish, chosen in part to honor Señora Esperanza Benavides de Velásquez of Xichú but also to express the hope that the cactus would be protected in its habitat from extermination by collectors acting illegally. Indeed, shortly thereafter it was described as a species, S[trombocactus] pulcherrimus, based on material illegally removed from Mexico.”

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Maarten H.J. van der Meer (2022 Mar 09). Strombocactus disciformis subsp. esperanzae. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from