Melocactus Link & Otto

First published in Verh. Vereins Beförd. Gartenbaues Königl. Preuss. Staaten 3: 417 (1827), nom. cons.
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is S. Mexico to Tropical America.

Distribution

Native to:

Aruba, Bahamas, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Turks-Caicos Is., Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

Accepted Species

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6. Scientific Data 8: 215.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Feb 1, 1999 van Proosdij, A.S.J.; Zander, S.A.L.; v/d Riet, B.P. [521] Curacao K:SPC-70000.024 No
Howard [18565] K000251494 Yes
Zanoni, T.A.; et al [20966] Dominican Republic K000251497 Yes
van Proosdij, A.S.J.; Zander, S.A.L.; v/d Riet, B.P. [680] Aruba K:SPC-70000.038 No
van Proosdij, A.S.J.; Zander, S.A.L.; v/d Riet, B.P. [673] Aruba K:SPC-70000.027 No
Howard [18511] K000251488 Yes
Howard [18581] Puerto Rico K000251502 Yes
van Proosdij, A.S.J.; Zander, S.A.L.; v/d Riet, B.P. [966] 81NLAOO K:SPC-70000.045 No
Zappi, D.C.; Taylor, N. [223] Brazil K000013211 No
Harley, R.M. [25595] Brazil K:SPC-55256.000 No
van Proosdij, A.S.J.; Zander, S.A.L.; v/d Riet, B.P. [899] AN K:SPC-70000.032 No
van Proosdij, A.S.J.; Zander, S.A.L.; v/d Riet, B.P. [759] Aruba K:SPC-70000.043 No
van Proosdij, A.S.J.; Zander, S.A.L.; v/d Riet, B.P. [889] 81NLAOO K:SPC-70000.041 No
van Proosdij, A.S.J.; Zander, S.A.L.; v/d Riet, B.P. [544] Curacao K:SPC-64495.000 No
van Proosdij, A.S.J.; Zander, S.A.L.; v/d Riet, B.P. [931] AN K:SPC-70000.039 No
Harley et al [25527] Brazil K000251511 No
van Proosdij, A.S.J.; Zander, S.A.L.; v/d Riet, B.P. [678] Aruba K:SPC-70000.034 No
Zanoni, T.A. [34098] Dominican Republic K000251490 Yes
van Proosdij, A.S.J.; Zander, S.A.L.; v/d Riet, B.P. [676] Aruba K:SPC-70000.030 No
Howard [18652] K000251484 Yes
van Proosdij, A.S.J.; Zander, S.A.L.; v/d Riet, B.P. [605] Curacao K:SPC-64452.000 No
van Proosdij, A.S.J.; Zander, S.A.L.; v/d Riet, B.P. [905] AN K:SPC-70000.031 No
van Proosdij, A.S.J.; Zander, S.A.L.; v/d Riet, B.P. [517] Curacao K:SPC-64497.000 No
van Proosdij, A.S.J.; Zander, S.A.L.; v/d Riet, B.P. [909] 81NLAOO K:SPC-70000.042 No
van Proosdij, A.S.J.; Zander, S.A.L.; v/d Riet, B.P. [672] Aruba K:SPC-70000.044 No
van Proosdij, A.S.J.; Zander, S.A.L.; v/d Riet, B.P. [884] AN K:SPC-70000.033 No
van Proosdij, A.S.J.; Zander, S.A.L.; v/d Riet, B.P. [675] Aruba K:SPC-70000.026 No
Zanoni, T.A.; Mejia, M.M. [24651] Dominican Republic K000101906 No
Howard [18398] K000251503 Yes
Howard [18449] K000251501 Yes
van Proosdij, A.S.J.; Zander, S.A.L.; v/d Riet, B.P. [910] AN K:SPC-70000.036 No
Howard [18438] K000251495 Yes
Milliken; Bowles [310] Brazil K000251528 No
van Proosdij, A.S.J.; Zander, S.A.L.; v/d Riet, B.P. [679] Aruba K:SPC-70000.028 No
Howard [18565] K000251499 Yes
van Proosdij, A.S.J.; Zander, S.A.L.; v/d Riet, B.P. [508] Curacao K:SPC-64451.000 No
Howard [18582] Puerto Rico K000251487 Yes
van Proosdij, A.S.J.; Zander, S.A.L.; v/d Riet, B.P. [677] Aruba K:SPC-70000.035 No
van Proosdij, A.S.J.; Zander, S.A.L.; v/d Riet, B.P. [583] Curacao K:SPC-64453.000 No
van Proosdij, A.S.J.; Zander, S.A.L.; v/d Reit; B.P. [633] Curacao K:SPC-70000.025 No
Howard [19157] K000213301 Yes
Howard [18581] Puerto Rico K000251486 Yes
van Proosdij, A.S.J.; Zander, S.A.L.; v/d Riet, B.P. [604] Curacao K:SPC-64496.000 No
Lloyd-Williams [0] K000101902 No
van Proosdij, A.S.J.; Zander, S.A.L.; v/d Riet, B.P. [988] 81NLAOO K:SPC-70000.040 No
Howard [18603] K000251485 Yes
Zanoni, T.A. [34098] Dominican Republic K000251491 Yes
Howard [18472] K000251500 Yes
Proctor [37757] Jamaica K000251509 Type No
Horst [168] Brazil K000251510 Type Yes
van Proosdij, A.S.J.; Zander, S.A.L.; v/d Riet, B.P. [780] Aruba K:SPC-70000.037 No
van Proosdij, A.S.J.; Zander, S.A.L.; v/d Riet, B.P. [674] Aruba K:SPC-70000.029 No

Sources

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • 'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0