Uebelmannia pectinifera subsp. flavispina

Uebelmannia pectinifera subsp. flavispina (Buining & Brederoo) P.J.Braun & Esteves ()
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🌵 BasionymUebelmannia flavispina ()
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🌵 Basionym published in Succulenta (Netherlands) 52: 9 (1973)

Latin flāvus ‘yellow’ + Latin –spīnus ‘-spined’. For the color of the spines. Friedrich Ritter provisionally named this taxon Uebelmannia warasii after its discoverer, Brazilian plant collector Eddie Waras, but Buining and Brederoo refused to honor Waras. Ritter (Kakteen Südamerika 1: 212. 1979): “This species was discovered by Mr. Eddie Waras (Sao Paulo). By comparing it with the other Uebelmannia species, I recognized that this is a separate species. Mr. Waras personally asked me to publish this species, which I promised him. I wrote about this to Mr. Buining, who was not yet familiar with this species, in July 1971, to which he agreed. I then made the manuscript under the name Uebelmannia warasii, under which name this species had already been introduced to cultivation. Then I saw in Succulenta that this species was published by Buin[ing] and Bred[eroo] under the specific name flavispina without my being informed. Therefore I had to change my manuscript accordingly. When I pointed this out to Mr. Buining, he wrote to me that Waras was a ruthless exploiter of sites. I had not had any information about this. So if Waras was not to be honored as the discoverer, it would have been enough to recommend a name change for me.”

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Maarten H.J. van der Meer (2022 Feb 22). Uebelmannia pectinifera subsp. flavispina. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from https://www.cactusnames.org/uebelmannia-pectinifera-subsp-flavispina