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Taxon: Cactus melocactus L.

Synonym of Melocactus caroli-linnaei N. P. Taylor

Genus: Cactus
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cereeae
Nomen number: 8262
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:466. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 02-Sep-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


  1. Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica Note: = Melocactus communis (Aiton) Link & Otto
  2. Anderson, E. F. 2001. The cactus family
  3. Greuter, W. et al., eds. 2000. International code of botanical nomenclature (Saint Louis Code) Art. 22.2, Ex. 2.
  4. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. Note: = Melocactus communis (Aiton) Link & Otto
  5. Moscoso, R. M. 1943. Catalogus florae domingensis. Note: = Melocactus communis (Aiton) Link & Otto
  6. Taylor, N. P. 1991. The genus Melocactus in Central and South America. Bradleya 9:78.

Check other web resources for Cactus melocactus L. :

  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=8262. Accessed 17 September 2019.