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Melocactus glaucescens

Melocactus glaucescens (*)

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 glaucescens

Melocactus glaucescens Buining & Brederoo, 1972
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Southern America
Regional: Brazil
Buining & Brederoo

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

Buining, A.F.H. & Brederoo, A.J., 1972. Cactus and Succulent Journal. [Cactus and Succulent Society of America] 44:158, figs. 1-4.

Additional references

Giulietti & al. (2009). Plantas raras do Brasil: 1-496. Conservação International, Belo Horizonte, MG.
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 glaucescens in Cactaceae at A global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Nov 30. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Melocactus glaucescens in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Apr 04. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Melocactus glaucescens. Published online. Accessed: Apr 04 2021. 2021. Melocactus glaucescens. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 04 Apr 2021.
Hassler, M. 2021. Melocactus glaucescens. 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 04. Reference page.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Melocactus glaucescens in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.
IUCN: Melocactus glaucescens Buining & Brederoo (Endangered)
[1] Listed plant in CITES Appendix I

Vernacular names
English: woolly wax-stem Turk's-cap cactus
中文: 白梅洛仙人掌

Melocactus glaucescens is a species of plant in the family Cactaceae. It is endemic to Brazil. Its natural habitats are rocky areas and hot deserts. It is threatened by habitat loss.[1]

Melocactus glaucescens is identified by its glaucous appearance and its often whitish-yellow cephalium. The color of its cephalium varies slightly based on population.[3]

Braun, P.; Machado, M.; Taylor, N.P.; Zappi, D. (2013). "Melocactus glaucescens". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2013: e.T40923A2944067.

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