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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: Trichocereinae
Genus: Haageocereus
Species: H. acranthus – H. × comosus – H. decumbens – H. fascicularis – H. platinospinus – H. pseudomelanostele – H. repens – H. tenuis – H. versicolor
Source(s) of checklist:

Haageocereus Backeb. (1933)

Type species: H. pseudomelanostele (Werderm. & Backeb.) Backeb.


Floresia Krainz & F.Ritter ex Backeb.
Haageocactus Backeb.
Peruvocereus Akers

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Southern America
Regional: Western South America
Chile North, Peru
Introduced into:
Canary Is.

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

Backeberg, C. 1933: Cactus Journal. Croydon 1: 52.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Haageocereus in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Apr 26. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Haageocereus. Published online. Accessed: Apr 26 2021. 2021. Haageocereus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Apr 26.
Hassler, M. 2021. Haageocereus. 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 Apr 26. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2021. World Plants. Synonymic Checklist and Distribution of the World Flora. . Haageocereus. Accessed: 26 Apr 2021.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Haageocereus in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names
suomi: Ruostekaktukset
русский: Хагеоцереус

Haageocereus is a genus of cacti endemic to the lower elevations of the extremely dry desert along the coast of Peru and northern Chile.

The following genera have been brought into synonymy with Haagerocereus:

Floresia Krainz & F.Ritter ex Backeb. (nom. inval.)
Haageocactus Backeb. (nom. inval.)
Lasiocereus F.Ritter
Neobinghamia Backeb.
Peruvocereus Akers


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