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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Cactoideae
Tribus: Cereeae
Subtribus: Cereinae
Genus: Brasilicereus
Species: B. estevesii – B. markgrafii – B. phaeacanthus
Source(s) of checklist:
Checklist based uncritically on accepted species according to The Plant List

Brasilicereus Backeb., Blätt. Kakteenf. 1938(6): 18; 8, 12, 24. 1938.
Type species: Brasilicereus phaeacanthus (Gürke) Backeb.


Cereus subg. Brasilicereus (Backeb.) P.J.Braun, Bradleya 6: 87. 1988.
Bragaia Esteves, Hofacker & P.J.Braun

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Southern America
Regional: Brazil
Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Backeberg, C. (1938) Blatter für Kakteenforschung 1938(6): 18; 8, 12, 24.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Brasilicereus in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Mar 31. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Brasilicereus. Published online. Accessed: Mar 31 2021. 2021. Brasilicereus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Mar 31.
Hassler, M. 2021. Brasilicereus. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Mar 31. Reference page.

Vernacular names

Brasilicereus is a genus of cacti known only from Brazil and comprising 2 species.

Image Scientific name Distribution
Brasilicereus markgrafii Backeberg & Voll.JPG Brasilicereus markgrafii Brazil.
Brasilicereus phaeacanthus (Gürke) Backeberg ssp. breviflorus (F.Ritter) P.J.Braun & Esteves.jpg Brasilicereus phaeacanthus Bahia, Brasil


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