Ursopuntia P.V.Heath ()
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šŸŒµ Type Ursopuntia textoris
šŸŒµ Replaced by Quasitephrocactus

Presumably Latin ursus ‘bear’ + Opuntia. Application unknown (publication not seen). Perhaps named for Swiss botanist Urs Eggli, who published an article about the type species (Urs Eggli & Beat Ernst Leuenberg, On colour forms of Opuntia weberi (Cactaceae) with notes on the typification of the name, Willdenowia 28, 1998: 175-180) or a wordplay involving Salmonopuntia, a name published on the same page.

How to cite

van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, February 5). Ursopuntia. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from https://www.cactusnames.org/ursopuntia

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