pa.py.ro.sol’vens. Gr. masc./fem. n.papyros, papyrus, paper; L. pres. part.solvens, dissolving; N.L. part. adj.papyrosolvens, paper-dissolving, intended to reflect the organisms' rapid fermentation of filter paper constituents
homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Clostridiumpapyrosolvens is the correct name if this species is regarded as a separate species (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another species whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority) within a separate genus Clostridium.