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Thelocactus conothelos

Thelocactus conothelos, 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: Cacteae
Genus: Thelocactus
Species: Thelocactus conothelos
Subspecies: T. c. subsp. argenteus – T. c. subsp. aurantiacus – T. c. subsp. conothelos – T. c. subsp. garciae

Thelocactus conothelos (Regel & E.Klein bis) F.M.Knuth in Backeb. & F.M.Knuth, Kaktus-ABC 385 (1935).

Echinocactus conothelos Regel & E.Klein bis
Echinocactus saussieri F.A.C.Weber
Echinocactus smithii Muehlenpf.
Gymnocactus beguinii var. smithii (Muehlenpf.) Backeb.
Gymnocactus saussieri (F.A.C.Weber) Backeb.
Neolloydia smithii (Muehlenpf.) Kladiwa & Fittkau
Pediocactus smithii (Muehlenpf.) Halda
Thelocactus conothelos var. sniceri Halda & Sladk.
Thelocactus saussieri (F.A.C.Weber) A.Berger
Thelocactus saussieri var. longispinus Y.Itô
Thelocactus smithii (Muehlenpf.) Borg
Torreycactus conothelos (Regel & E.Klein bis) Doweld
Gymnocactus conothelos (Regel & Klein bis) Backeb., Cactaceae 5: 2859. 1961 syn. sec. ???
Torreycactus conothele (Regel & Klein bis) Doweld in Sukkulenty 1(1): 19. 1998 syn. sec. ???

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Regional: Mexico
Mexico Northeast

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

Knuth, F.M. in Backeb. & F.M.Knuth (1935) Kaktus-ABC 385.

Additional references

Villaseñor, J.L. 2016. Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559–902. DOI: 10.1016/j.rmb.2016.06.017 Online PDF Reference page.
Hernández, H.M. & Gómez-Hinostrosa, C. (2015). Mapping the cacti of Mexico part II. Mammillaria Succulent Plant Research 9: 1-189.
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. Thelocactus conothelos in Cactaceae at A global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Nov 26. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Thelocactus conothelos in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Mar 28. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Thelocactus conothelos. Published online. Accessed: Mar 28 2021. 2021. Thelocactus conothelos. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Mar 28.
Hassler, M. 2021. Thelocactus conothelos. 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 Mar 28. Reference page.

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español: Biznaguita

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