Tephrocactus aulacothele

Tephrocactus aulacothele (F.A.C.Weber) R.Kiesling & Oakley ()
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🌵 BasionymOpuntia aulacothele ()
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🌵 Basionym published in Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. (Paris) 10: 392 (1904)

Greek aulax (stem aulak-) ‘furrow’ + Greek thēlē ‘nipple’. Weber: “At the upper part of the tubercles [on the epidermis] there is an areole in the form of a 3 mm long longitudinal furrow […]” (“A la partie supérieure des mamelons se trouve une aréole en forme de sillon longitudinal de 3 millimètres de long […])”.

Compare Aulacothele.

This name was proposed for rejection (Eggli & Merklinger in Taxon [Early View]. 2024).

How to cite

Maarten H.J. van der Meer (2024 Mar 13). Tephrocactus aulacothele. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from https://www.cactusnames.org/tephrocactus-aulacothele