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Taxon: Melocactus matanzanus Léon

Genus: Melocactus
Family: Cactaceae subfamily: Cactoideae tribe: Cereeae.
Nomen number: 403533
Place of publication: Mem. Soc. Cub. Hist. Nat. "Felipe Poey" 8:206. 1934
Name verified on: 04-Dec-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 29-Aug-2003
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

SPECIES OF CONSERVATION CONCERN BECAUSE RARE OR ENDANGERED

Species on the following lists:


Common names:

  • dwarf Turk's-cap cactus   (Source: Cact Fam ) – English
  • Turk's-cap cactus   (Source: Cact Fam ) – English
  • liten melonkaktus   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Cuba [n.]

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

More:

Check other web resources for Melocactus matanzanus Léon:

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?403533 (22 November 2014)

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