Tephrocactus paediophilus

Tephrocactus paediophilus (A.Cast.) F.Ritter ()
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🌵 Published in Kakteen Südamerika 2: 395 (1980)
🌵 BasionymOpuntia paediophila ()
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Apparently Greek paidion ‘small child’ + Greek philos ‘friend’ (cf. Gymnocalycium paediophilum), but according to Crook & Mottram (Bradleya 19: 92. 2001) the first part is supposed to be Greek pedion ‘plain’. For the occurence on plains? Compare Spanish pediófilo ‘plain-loving’. Castellanos not seen.

How to cite

Maarten H.J. van der Meer (2023 Jun 07). Tephrocactus paediophilus. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from https://www.cactusnames.org/tephrocactus-paediophilus