|🌵 Author(s)||Albert Buining|
|🌵 Basionym||Parodia gummifera (1950)|
|🌵 Basionym author(s)||Curt BackebergOtto Voll|
|🌵 Type of||Uebelmannia|
Latin gummi ‘gum’ + Latin –fer (feminine –fĕra) ‘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.