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Melocactus radoczii Mészáros
Acta Bot. Acad. Sci. Hung. 22(1-2): 136. 1977 [1976 publ. 1977]

Accepted Scientific Name: Melocactus harlowii (Britton & Rose) Vaupel
Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 22: 66 1912

Melocactus radoczii Photo by: Alexander Arzberger


See all synonyms of Melocactus harlowii
Accepted name in llifle Database:
Melocactus harlowii (Britton & Rose) Vaupel
Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 22: 66 1912
Synonymy: 10 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Melocactus harlowii subs. perezassoi (Areces) Guiggi
Atti Soc. Ital. Sci. Nat. Mus. Civico Storia Nat. Milano 147(2): 337 2006
Synonymy: 2

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

  • Melocactus harlowii (Britton & Rose) Vaupel: has 12 radial spines and 4 similar centrals, reddish to yellowish with age.
    Flowers deep rose-red, 15-20 mm long, 10-25 mm Ø. Fruit oval very pale pink. Distribution: S-E end of Cuba.
  • Melocactus harlowii subs. evae (Mészáros) Guiggi: has the largest flowers in the harlowii-group (up to 2 cm), while its stem is perhaps one of the smallest among its closest relatives. Distribution: SW of Caimanera, on the western side of Guantánamo Bay, Santiago de Cuba province, Cuba.
  • Melocactus harlowii subs. perezassoi (Areces) Guiggi: has more separated areoles. Spines more numerous, yellowish when young, larger flowers, pale pink clavate fruit and larger seeds. Distribution: Jibacoa, Central Cuba.
  • Melocactus radoczii Mészáros: It has 10 ribs. Areoles closely set with thinner, denser, needle-shaped spines, on the whole curving upward. The young spines are orange-red. Distribution: Sierra de Baracoa, Cuba.

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