Winterocereus Backeb. ()
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🌡 Type Winterocereus aureispinus
🌡 Replacement of Winteria

Winter + Cereus, the name of a genus of columnar cacti and a designation for columnar cacti in general. Named for Friedrich Ritter’s sister Hildegard β€œHilde” Winter, who distributed the seeds he collected in South America. This is a replacement name for Winteria F.Ritter. See also Hildewintera.

How to cite

Maarten H.J. van der Meer (2022 Feb 05). Winterocereus. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from

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