Tacinga inamoena

Tacinga inamoena (K.Schum.) N.P.Taylor & Stuppy ()
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🌵 BasionymOpuntia inamoena ()
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🌵 Basionym published in Fl. Bras. (Martius) 4(2): 306 (1890)

Latin in– ‘un-, not’ + Latin ămoenus ‘pleasant’. Presumably for the troublesome glochids “that easily detach themselves from the areoles and penetrate the skin” (Schumann). Crook & Mottram (Bradleya 17: 114. 1999): “The name was chosen because, although the plant is often spineless, the glochids are particularly troublesome, and the plant is avoided by all kinds of grazing animals, even when the country is devoid of other suitable forage.” Eggli & Newton (Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names. 2004) “for the stem segments that are dull-coloured and wrinkled in the dry season”.

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Maarten H.J. van der Meer (2022 Oct 10). Tacinga inamoena. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from https://www.cactusnames.org/tacinga-inamoena