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Melocactus deinacanthus subs. florschuetzianus (Buining & Bredero) P.J.Braun
Bradleya 6: 94. 1988

= Melocactus florschuetzianus Buining & Bredero
Ashingtonia 2(2): 25. 1975

Accepted Scientific Name: Melocactus ernestii subs. longicarpus (Buining & Bredero) N.P.Taylor
Bradleya 9: 26 (1991)

Melocactus deinacanthus subs. florschuetzianus (Melocactus florschuetzianus) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli


See all synonyms of Melocactus ernestii
Accepted name in llifle Database:
Melocactus ernestii Vaupel
Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 30: 8. 1920
Synonymy: 17 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Melocactus ernestii subs. longicarpus (Buining & Bredero) N.P.Taylor
Bradleya 9: 26 (1991)
Synonymy: 10

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Melocactus ernestii group

  • Melocactus diamantinus hort.: has extremely beautiful and very long red spines and large white woolly areoles. Distribution: Chapado do Diamantina (Mercedes de Diamantina).
  • Melocactus ernestii Vaupel: has noticeably mucilaginous stems with 10 to 13 ribs. Distribution: Bahia and northeastern Minas Gerais.
  • Melocactus ernestii subs. longicarpus (Buining & Bredero) N.P.Taylor: has not mucilaginous stems, with 9 to 11 ribs. Distributiom: southern Bahia and northern Minas Gerais.
  • Melocactus ernestii var. multiceps hort.: has stout brown spines, with both of normal vegetative growth and mutant plants with cristate and multiple branched cephalia. Distribution: West of Itaobim, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
  • Melocactus erythracanthus Buining & Bredero: has green, not glaucous body and very long, reddish spines up to 15 cm in length. Distribution: Morro do Chapeu, Bahia.
  • Melocactus florschuetzianus Buining & Bredero: has yellowish green stem with long thin yellowish-brown spines. Distribution: Barrocao, Francisco Sa, Minas Gerais.
  • Melocactus neomontanus Van Heek & Hovens

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