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Melocactus deinacanthus

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 deinacanthus

Melocactus deinacanthus Buining & Brederoo, 1973
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Southern America
Regional: Brazil
Brazil Northeast

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

Buining, A.F.H. & Brederoo, A.J., 1973. Kakteen und andere Sukkulenten. Organ der Deutschen Kakteen-Gesellschaft. Berlin 24(10):217. 1973

Additional references

Govaerts, R. 1999. World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b). 1532 pp.. MIM, Deurne. ISBN 90-5720-098-8 (issue 1), ISBN 90-5720-099-6 (issue 2b). Reference page.
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 deinacanthus in Cactaceae at A global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Nov 30. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Melocactus deinacanthus 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 03. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Melocactus deinacanthus. Published online. Accessed: Apr 03 2021. 2021. Melocactus deinacanthus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Apr 03.
Hassler, M. 2021. Melocactus deinacanthus. 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 03. Reference page.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Melocactus deinacanthus in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.
IUCN: Melocactus deinacanthus Buining & Brederoo (Endangered)
[1] Listed plant in CITES Appendix I

Vernacular names
English: wonderful-bristle Turk's-head cactus
中文: 迪那肯梅洛仙人掌

Melocactus deinacanthus, also known as the Wonderfully Bristled Turk's-Cap Cactus[2] is a species of plant in the family Cactaceae. It is endemic to Brazil. Its natural habitat is rocky areas. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Braun, P.; Machado, M.; Taylor, N.P.; Zappi, D. (2013). "Melocactus deinacanthus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2013: e.T40915A2943388. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-1.RLTS.T40915A2943388.en. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
"Melocactus deinacanthus". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 19 January 2022.

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