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Estevesia alex-bragae


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: Estevesia
Species: Estevesia alex-bragae



Estevesia P.J.Braun, Kakteen And. Sukk. 60(3): 64 (63-70; figs.) (2009)

Note: Estevesia P.J. Braun has not been included in any molecular study so far. It was provisionally placed in the synonymy of Harrisia by Nyffeler & Eggli (2010). The status of Estevesia was revisited by Franck (2016), stating: "Estevesia P.J. Braun had been erroneously synonymized with Harrisia (Nyffeler & Eggli 2010; Hernández-Ledesma et al. 2015), but Estevesia is likely more related to Cereus s. str. and Monvillea Britton & Rose." However, this still needs to be confirmed by a phylogenetic study. (CACO, 2021)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Brazil
      • Brazil

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



Primary references


P.J.Braun, 2009. Kakteen And. Sukk. 60(3): 64 (63-70; figs.)

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Vernacular names

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