Zygocactus

Zygocactus K.Schum. ()
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🌵 Type Zygocactus truncatus
Etymology

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

The plant virus Zygocactus virus X is named after this genus.

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

How to cite

van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, October 18). Zygocactus. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from https://www.cactusnames.org/zygocactus

Pronunciation
[Zygocáctus]

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