Disocactus ackermannii

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Disocactus ackermannii subsp. ackermannii


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Cactoideae
Tribus: Hylocereeae
Genus: Disocactus
Subgenus: D. subg. Ackermannia
Species: Disocactus ackermannii
Subspecies: D. a. subsp. ackermannii – D. a. subsp. conzattianus


  • Disocactus ackermannii (Haw.) Ralf Bauer, Cactaceae Syst. Init. 17: 16. 2003.


  • Basionym
    • Epiphyllum ackermannii Haw., Philos. Mag. Ann. Chem. 109. 1829.
  • Homotypic
    • Cactus ackermannii (Haw.) Lindl., Edwards's Bot. Reg. 16: t. 1331. 1830.
    • Cereus ackermannii (Haw.) Pfeiff., Enum. Diagn. Cact. 123. 1837.
    • Disocactus ackermannii (Lindl.) Barthlott, Bradleya 9: 87. 1991, comb. inval.
    • Heliocereus ackermannii (Lindl.) Doweld, Sukkulenty 4(1-2): 42. 2001 publ. 2002, comb. inval.
    • Nopalxochia ackermannii (Haw.) F.M.Knuth, Kaktus-ABC [Backeb. & Knuth] 161. 1936.
    • Phyllocactus ackermannii (Haw.) Salm-Dyck, Cact. Hort. Dyck. (1841). 35. 1841.
    • Weberocereus ackermannii (Haw.) S.S.Ying, Coloured Ill. Fl. Taiwan 4: 309. 1992.
    • Disocactus ackermannii var. ackermannii syn. sec. ???



Often confused with Disocactus × hybridus in cultivation. D. ackermannii is rarely cultivated and typical with its lilac stigma lobes.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest
    • Introduced into:
      • Mexico Central

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



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