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Parodia warasii

Parodia warasii , Photo: Michael Lahanas

Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Cactoideae
Tribus: Notocacteae
Genus: Parodia
Species: Parodia warasii

Parodia warasii (F.Ritter) F.H.Brandt, Kakteen Orch. Rundschau 1982(4): 62. 1982.

The specific epithet honors the Brazilian plant collector Eddie Waras from Sao Paulo.

Eriocephala warasii (F.Ritter) Guiggi, Cactology 3: 6. 2012.
Notocactus magnificus var. warasii (F.Ritter) N.Gerloff & Neduchal, Internoto 25(2): 42. 2004.
Notocactus warasii (F.Ritter) T.Hewitt & Donald, Ashingtonia 1(11): loose page insert [2]. 1975, comb. inval.
Eriocactus warasii F.Ritter (1973)

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Southern America
Regional: Western South America
Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul).

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

Brandt, F.H. 1982. Kakteen - und Orchideen - Rundschau 1982(4): 62.

Additional references

Ritter, F. 1973. Bradea 1(34): 353 (fig.).
Anceschi, G. & Magli, A. 2018. A synopsis of the genus Parodia Spegazzini s.l. (Cactaceae). Bradleya 36: 70–162. DOI: 10.25223/brad.n36.2018.a9 Paywall PDF 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.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Parodia warasii in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Nov. 6. Reference page.
Korotkova, N. et al. 2021. Parodia warasii in Cactaceae at A global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Nov. 6. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Parodia warasii. Published online. Accessed: Nov. 6 2021.

Vernacular names

Parodia warasii is a cactus native to Brazil. Its small range is threatened by landslides.[1]

IUCN (2010). "Parodia warasii: Larocca, J. & Machado, M.". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. doi:10.2305/

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