Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus subsp. macrochele

Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus subsp. macrochele (Werderm.) N.P.Taylor ()
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🌵 BasionymEchinocactus macrochele ()
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Etymology

Greek makros ‘long’ + Greek + chēlē ‘claw’. For the spines, described by Werdermann as “flexible and curved like claws, very long in relation to the body size” (“biegsam und krallenartig gekrümmt, im Verhältnis zur Körpergröße sehr lang”). See also Kadenicarpus pseudomacrochele.


How to cite

van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, February 2). Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus subsp. macrochele. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from https://www.cactusnames.org/turbinicarpus-schmiedickeanus-subsp-macrochele