Thelocactus mcdowellii

Thelocactus mcdowellii ('MacDowellii') (Rebut ex Quehl) W.T.Marshall ()
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🌵 BasionymEchinocactus mcdowellii ()
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🌵 Basionym published in Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 4(9): 133 (1894)

Named for J.A. McDowell, plant collector in Mexico. The epithet, originally spelled Mc. Dowellii, is usually changed to macdowellii, but, provided that McDowell’s surname really was spelled McDowell rather than MacDowell, the correct spelling under article 60.13 of the current International Code of Nomenclature is mcdowellii.

How to cite

van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, October 7). Thelocactus mcdowellii. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from