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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: Cereinae
Genus: Praecereus
Species: P. euchlorus – P. saxicola
Source(s) of checklist:

Praecereus Buxb. (1968)

Type species: Cephalocereus smithianus Britton & Rose.


Monvillea Britton & Rose

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Southern America
Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bolivia, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela

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

Buxbaum, F., 1968. Beitr. Biol. Pflanzen 44: 273

Additional references

Hunt, D. (2016). CITES Cactaceae Checklist, ed. 3: 1-174. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Praecereus 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 08. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Praecereus. Published online. Accessed: Apr 08 2021. 2021. Praecereus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Apr 08.
Hassler, M. 2021. Praecereus. 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 08. Reference page.

Vernacular names

Praecereus is genus of cactus. It is sometimes included in the genus Cereus.

Image Scientific name Distribution
Praecereus euchlorus (F.A.C.Weber) N.P.Taylor.jpg Praecereus euchlorus Bolivia and Paraguay
Praecereus saxicola (Morong) N.P.Taylor.jpg Praecereus saxicola Bolivia, Argentina and Paraguay

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