Zehntnerella Britton & Rose ()
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🌡 Type Zehntnerella squamulosa

Zehntner + Latin –ellaΒ β€˜small’, but also a generic name-building suffix (e.g. Bartschella,Β Borzicactella,Β Ebnerella). Named for Swiss naturalist Leo Zehntner (1864-1961), “formerly of the Horto Florestal, Joazeiro, Brazil, who has furnished us specimens and valuable information concerning many of the cacti from this region. It is a great pleasure to name a genus for this very keen observer, who has done such valuable work in Brazil, often under very trying circumstances. It is based upon a plant which Dr. Rose collected with him on the hills east of Joazeiro, Bahia, June 4, 1915 (No. 19760).”

Zehntnerella is considered a synonym of Facheiroa. Both names were published simultaneously and thus originally had equal priority, but “[Pierre] Braun prefers the generic name Facheiroa, and an earlier preference of the [IOS] Working Party for Zehntnerella has therefore been set aside” (Bradleya 4: 72. 1986).

How to cite

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