Geohintonia

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Geohintonia mexicana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Genus: Geohintonia
Glass & Fitz Maurice[1]
Species: G. mexicana
Binomial name
Geohintonia mexicana
Glass & W.A.Fitz Maur.[1]

Geohintonia mexicana (discovered in 1992) is a species of cacti, the only species in the genus Geohintonia. This genus is named after its discoverer George S. Hinton. As its specific epithet suggests, the plant is found in Mexico (Nuevo León), where it grows on gypsum hills near Galeana.[1]

The species has one form: Geohintonia mexicana f. cristata.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Anderson, Edward F. (2001), The Cactus Family, Pentland, Oregon: Timber Press, ISBN 978-0-88192-498-5 , p. 342