Uebelmannia gummifera

Uebelmannia gummifera (Backeb. & Voll) Buining ()
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🌡 BasionymParodia gummifera ()
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🌡 Type of Uebelmannia

Latin gummi ‘gum’ + Latin –ferΒ (feminine –fΔ•ra) β€˜carrying’. For the gum-like mucilage in the plant body. Backeberg & Voll: “Strangely enough – and hence the name – the species is completely filled with a gelatinous, colorless and sticky mass, which is why grafting is very difficult.” See also Gummocactus.

How to cite

Maarten H.J. van der Meer (2022 Feb 23). Uebelmannia gummifera. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from https://www.cactusnames.org/uebelmannia-gummifera