Melocactus caroli-linnaei

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Melocactus caroli-linnaei


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: Cereinae
Genus: Melocactus
Species: Melocactus caroli-linnaei


  • Melocactus caroli-linnaei N.P.Taylor, Bradleya 9: 78. 1991.
    • Lectotype: "Echinomelocactos" in Clusius, Exot. Libri, 92, 92, 1605, vide Heath (1994).


  • Homotypic
    • Cactus melocactus L., Sp. Pl. 466. 1753.
    • Melocactus melocactus (L.) H.Karst., Deut. Fl. 888. 1892, nom. inval.


Taylor (1991) designated a neotype but this is contrary to Art. 9.11, as original material is in existence. Mottram (1993) designated a Tournefort plate, not cited by Linnaeus and hence not original material either, as the lectotype, and Heath's therefore appears to be the first acceptable type choice.