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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: Stephanocereus
Species: S. leucostele – S. luetzelburgii

Stephanocereus A.Berger, Entwicklungslin. Kakt. 59, 97. (1926)

Type species: Stephanocereus leucostele (Gürke) A.Berger (1926)


Coleocephalocereus subg. Lagenopsis Buxb. in Krainz, Kakteen: 48-49, CIVb. (1972)
Pilosocereus subg. Lagenopsis (Buxb.) Braun in Bradleya 6: 89. (1988)
Stephanocereus subg. Lagenopsis N.P.Taylor & Eggli in Bradleya 9: 91. (1991)
Type: Cereus luetzelburgii Vaupel
Lagenocereus Doweld in Turczaninowia 5: 8. (2002)
Lagenosocereus Doweld in Turczaninowia 5(1): 8. (2002)

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

Berger, A. 1926. Die Entwicklungslinien der Kakteen 59, 97.

Additional references

Doweld, A.B. 2002. Lagenosocereus – новый род бразильских цереусовых [Lagenosocereus, a new genus of Brazilian Cerei (Cereeae-Cactaceae)]. Turczaninowia 5(1): 5–10. PDF Reference page.


Korotkova, N. et al. 2021. Stephanocereus in Cactaceae at A global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Nov. 7. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Stephanocereus 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 09. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Stephanocereus. Published online. Accessed: Apr 09 2021. 2021. Stephanocereus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Apr 09.
Hassler, M. 2021. Stephanocereus. 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 09. Reference page.

Vernacular names

Stephanocereus is genus of cactus from Brazil, related to Arrojadoa. This genus was monotypic until Pilosocereus luetzelburgii was included here, resulting in the combination Stephanocereus luetzelburgii.[1][2][3]

Everett, Thomas H. (1982). The New York Botanical Garden Illustrated Encyclopedia of Horticulture. Taylor & Francis. p. 3231. ISBN 9780824072407.
Yetman, David (2007). The Great Cacti: Ethnobotany & Biogeography. University of Arizona Press. p. 259. ISBN 9780816524310.
Taylor, Nigel P.; Zappi, Daniela C. (2004). Cacti of Eastern Brazil. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. pp. 290–291. ISBN 9781842460566.

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