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Melocactus bahiensis (*)

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: Melocactus
Species: Melocactus bahiensis
Subspecies: M. b. subsp. amethystinus – M. b. subsp. bahiensis

Melocactus bahiensis (Britton & Rose) Luetzelb., 1926

Cactus bahiensis Britton & Rose; Cactaceae, 3: 234 (1922)
Melocactus oreas ssp. bahiensis (Britton & Rose) Rizzini; Melocactus no Brazil, ii: 52, 53 (1982)
Melocactus oreas var. bahiensis (Britton & Rose) Rizzini; (1983)
Melocactus acispinosus Buining & Brederoo; Kakteen. 62: CVld (1975)
Melocactus brederooianus Buining in Succulenta (Netherlands) 51: 28. 1972 syn. sec. Taylor & Zappi 2004
Melocactus inconcinnus var. brederooianus (Buining) F.Ritter, Kakteen Südamerika 1: 137. 1979 syn. sec. Taylor & Zappi 2004
Melocactus bohiensis Britton syn. sec. The Plant List v. 1.1 2013 [non Melocactus bahiensis (Britton & Rose) Luetzelb. 1923]

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Southern America
Regional: Brazil
NE-Brazil (Pernambuco, Bahia)

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

Luetzelburg, P. 1926: Estud. Bot. Nordéste 3: 111

Additional references

Forzza, R.C., Zappi, D. & Souza, V.C. (2016-continuously updated). Flora do Brasil 2020 em construção
Korotkova, N., Aquino, D., Arias, S., Eggli, U., Franck, A. , Gómez-Hinostrosa, C., Guerrero, P.C., Hernández, H.M., Kohlbecker, A., Köhler, M., Luther, K., Majure, L.C., Müller, A., Metzing, D., Nyffeler, R., Sánchez, D., Schlumpberger, B. & Berendsohn, W.G. 2021. Cactaceae at Caryophyllales. org–a dynamic online species-level taxonomic backbone for the family. Willdenowia 51(2): 251–270. DOI: 10.3372/wi.51.51208 Open access Reference page.


Korotkova, N. et al. 2021. Melocactus bahiensis in Cactaceae at A global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Nov 29. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Melocactus bahiensis in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Apr 03. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Melocactus bahiensis. Published online. Accessed: Apr 03 2021. 2021. Melocactus bahiensis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 03 Apr 2021.
Hassler, M. 2021. Melocactus bahiensis. 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 online. Accessed: 2021 Apr 03. Reference page.

Vernacular names
português: Coroa de frade

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