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Taxon: Myrtillocactus geometrizans (Mart.) Console

 
Genus: Myrtillocactus
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Echinocereeae
Nomen number: 435345
Place of publication: Boll. Reale Orto Bot. Giardino Colon. Palermo 1:10. 1897
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 27-Feb-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-Feb-2004
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • bilberry cactus  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • blue-flame  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • our-father  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • whortleberry cactus  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • garambullo  (Source: Cact Fam) - Spanish
  • padre nuestro  (Source: Cact Fam) - Spanish
  • blåbärskaktus  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II:
  • Human food: fruit

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Federal District, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Tlaxcala, Veracruz]


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Anderson, E. F. The cactus family. 2001 (Cact Fam)
  3. Britton, N. L. & J. N. Rose The Cactaceae, descriptions and illustrations of plants of the cactus family. (Cact Britton & Rose)
  4. CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource). (CITES Appendices)
  5. IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)

Check other web resources for Myrtillocactus geometrizans (Mart.) Console :

  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=435345. Accessed 15 December 2018.