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Melocactus  (L.) Link & Otto
Taxonomic Serial No.: 19867

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Cactus melocactus L.
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2013   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                            FamilyCactaceae Juss. – cactus, cacti  
                               GenusMelocactus (L.) Link & Otto  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Melocactus X albicephalus Buining & Brederoo  
                                  Species Melocactus andinus R. Gruber ex N.P. Taylor  
                                  Species Melocactus azureus Buining & Brederoo  
                                  Species Melocactus bahiensis (Britton & Rose) Luetzelb.  
                                  Species Melocactus bellavistensis Rauh & Backeb.  
                                  Species Melocactus braunii Esteves  
                                  Species Melocactus brederooianus Buining  
                                  Species Melocactus broadwayi (Britton & Rose) A. Berger – Turk's cap 
                                  Species Melocactus caroli-linnaei N.P. Taylor  
                                  Species Melocactus concinnus Buining & Brederoo  
                                  Species Melocactus conoideus Buining & Brederoo  
                                  Species Melocactus curvispinus Pfeiff.  
                                  Species Melocactus deinacanthus Buining & Brederoo  
                                  Species Melocactus ernestii Vaupel  
                                  Species Melocactus estevesii P.J. Braun  
                                  Species Melocactus ferreophilus Buining & Brederoo  
                                  Species Melocactus glaucescens Buining & Brederoo  
                                  Species Melocactus harlowii (Britton & Rose) Vaupel  
                                  Species Melocactus X horridus Werderm.  
                                  Species Melocactus inconcinnus Buining & Brederoo  
                                  Species Melocactus intortus (Mill.) Urb. – Turk's cap 
                                  Species Melocactus lanssensianus P.J. Braun  
                                  Species Melocactus lemairei (Monv. ex Lem.) Miq. ex Lem.  
                                  Species Melocactus levitestatus Buining & Brederoo  
                                  Species Melocactus macracanthos (Salm-Dyck) Link & Otto  
                                  Species Melocactus matanzanus León  
                                  Species Melocactus mazelianus Ríha  
                                  Species Melocactus neryi K. Schum.  
                                  Species Melocactus oreas Miq.  
                                  Species Melocactus pachyacanthus Buining & Brederoo  
                                  Species Melocactus paucispinus G. Heimen & R.J. Paul  
                                  Species Melocactus peruvianus Vaupel  
                                  Species Melocactus praerupticola Areces  
                                  Species Melocactus salvadorensis Werderm.  
                                  Species Melocactus schatzlii H. Till & R. Gruber  
                                  Species Melocactus smithii (Alexander) Buining  
                                  Species Melocactus stramineus Suringar  
                                  Species Melocactus violaceus Pfeiff.  
                                  Species Melocactus zehntneri (Britton & Rose) Leutzelb.  

  Expert: Charles A. Butterworth, Ph.D.  
  Notes: ITIS Cactaceae Steward   
  Reference for: Melocactus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Melocactus   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Melocactus   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Melocactus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hunt, David  
  Publication Date: 2006   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The New Cactus Lexicon: Text   
  Page(s): x + 373   
  Publisher: dh books   
  Publication Place: Milborne Port, England   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-9538134-5-2   
  Reference for: Melocactus   

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