Discocactus placentiformis

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Discocactus placentiformis
Discocactus placentiformis


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Cactoideae
Tribus: Cereeae
Subtribus: Trichocereinae
Genus: Discocactus
Species: Discocactus placentiformis


Discocactus placentiformis (Lehm.) K.Schum. (1894)


  • Cactus alteolens (Lem.) Kuntze
  • Cactus placentiformis Lehm.
  • Discocactus alteolens K.Schum.
  • Discocactus alteolens (Lem.) A.Dietr.
  • Discocactus besleri F.A.C.Weber
  • Discocactus crystallophilus Diers & Esteves
  • Discocactus insignis Pfeiff.
  • Discocactus latispinus Buining & Brederoo
  • Discocactus latispinus subsp. pseudolatispinus (Diers & Esteves) P.J.Braun & Esteves
  • Discocactus latispinus subsp. pulvinicapitatus (Buining & Brederoo) P.J.Braun & Esteves
  • Discocactus lehmannii Pfeiff.
  • Discocactus linkii Pfeiff.
  • Discocactus placentiformis subsp. multicolorispinus P.J.Braun & Esteves
  • Discocactus pseudolatispinus Diers & Esteves
  • Discocactus pugionacanthus Buining & Brederoo
  • Discocactus pulvinicapitatus Buining & Brederoo
  • Discocactus tricornis Monv. ex Pfeiff. & Otto
  • Echinocactus alteolens (Lam. ex A.Dietr.) K.Schum.
  • Echinocactus alteolens Lem.
  • Echinocactus placentiformis (Lehm.) K.Schum.
  • Echinocactus tricornis Monv. ex A.Dietr.
  • Melocactus besleri Link & Otto
  • Melocactus placentiformis (Lehm.) DC.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Brazil
      • Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central

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


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