Xiquexique

Xiquexique Lavor, Calvente & Versieux ()
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🌡 Type Xiquexique gounellei
Etymology

Portuguese xique-xique (pronounced [sheek-sheek]), vernacular name of Pilosocereus gounellei = Xiquexique gounellei, “broadly known in Brazil and one of the most emblematic cacti of the Brazilian semi-arid Northeastern region”.

This is a new name for Pilosocereus subgen. Gounellea coined to avoid the combination “Gounellea gounellei” (discouraged in Rec. 20A.1(g) of the International Code of Nomenclature). Alexander Doweld published the (invalid) provisional name Bravocereus for this taxon in 2002.


How to cite

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