Zygocactus K.Schum. ()
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🌵 Type Zygocactus truncatus

Greek zygon ‘yoke’ + Cactus. For the zygomorphic flowers (having only one plane of symmetry). See also Pseudozygocactus.

Schlumbergera truncata (Zygocactus truncatus). Schumann, Gürke & Vaupel, Blühende Kakteen, Iconographia Cactacearum Tafel 25


Helmut Genaust (1996): Etymologisches Wörterbuch der botanischen Pflanzennamen, 3. Auflage

“Botanical Latin is essentially a written language, but the scientific names of plants often occur in speech. How they are pronounced really matters little provided they sound pleasant and are understood by all concerned.”

William T. Stearn (1983): Botanical Latin, 3rd Edition: 53

How to cite

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