The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

Melocactus

The genus Melocactus is in the family Cactaceae in the major group Angiosperms (Flowering plants).

Statistics are at the end of the page.

Species in Melocactus

See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions.

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied Infra. rec.
Melocactus aciculosus J.V.Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus albicephalus Buining & Brederoo Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus × albicephalus Buining & Brederoo Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Melocactus albispinus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus alex-bragai P.J.Braun & Esteves Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus andinus R.Gruber ex N.P.Taylor Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus angusticostatus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus appropinquatus J.V.Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus approximatus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus arcuatus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus argenteus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus armatus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus atrosanguineus Pfeiff. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus atrovirens C.F.Först. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus azureus Buining & Brederoo Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus baarscanus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus baarsianus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus bahiensis (Britton & Rose) Luetzelb. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18 3
Melocactus bargei J.V.Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus bellavistensis Rauh & Backeb. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18 1
Melocactus besleri Link & Otto Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus bohiensis Britton Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Melocactus borhidii Mészáros Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Melocactus bradleyi J.V.Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus braunii Esteves Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus broadwayi (Britton & Rose) A. Berger Accepted L TRO 2012-04-18
Melocactus brongnartii Hildm. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus brongniartii Lem. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus buysianus J.V.Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus calderanus Eerkens Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus capillaris Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus caroli-linnaei N.P. Taylor Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Melocactus cephalonoplus Lem. ex C.F.Först. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus cephalophora Salm-Dyck Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus citrispinus Antesb. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus compactus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus concinnus Buining & Brederoo Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Melocactus conicus Lawr. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus conoideus Buining & Brederoo Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Melocactus contortus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus cordatus J.V.Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus cornutus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus coronatus (Lam.) Backeb. Accepted L TRO 2012-04-18
Melocactus crassispinus Salm-Dyck Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus croceus J.V.Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus curvispinus Pfeiff. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23 3
Melocactus cylindricus J.V.Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus deinacanthus Buining & Brederoo Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus dichroacanthus Miq. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus dilatatus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus eburneus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus ellemeetii Miq. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus elongatus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus ernestii Vaupel Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23 1
Melocactus estevesii P.J.Braun Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus euryacanthus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus eustachianus J.V.Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus evertszianus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus excavatus G.Don Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus extensus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus ferox Pfeiff. ex C.F.Först. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus ferox Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus ferreophilus Buining & Brederoo Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus ferus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus firmus J.V.Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus flammeus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus flavispinus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus flexilis Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus flexus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus gardenerianus Booth ex C.F.Först. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus gilliesii Otto Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus gilvispinus J.V.Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus glaucencens Buining & Brederoo Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus glaucescens Buining & Brederoo Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus goniodacanthus Lem. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus gracilis J.V.Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus grandis J.V.Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus grandispinus J.V.Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus grengelii J.Forbes Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus grisoleoviridis Buining & Brederoo Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus guanensis Xhonneux & Fern.Alonso Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus harlowii (Britton & Rose) Vaupel Accepted L TRO 2012-04-18 1
Melocactus havannensis (Pfeiff.) Miq. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Melocactus helvolilanthus Buining & Brederoo Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus hernandezii Fern.Alonso & Xhonneux Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus hexacanthus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus hispaniolicus Vaupel Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus hookeri Lawr. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus hookeri J.V.Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus hookerianus Forbes ex C.F.Först. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus horridus Werderm. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus × horridus Werderm. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Melocactus hystrix Parm. ex Miq. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus inclinatus Antesb. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus incurvus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus inflatus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus intermedius Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus intortus (Mill.) Urb. Accepted L TRO 2012-04-18
Melocactus inversus J.V.Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus koolwijkianus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus lamarckii G.Don Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus langsdorfii DC. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus lanssensianus P.J.Braun Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus lasyacanthus Sprenger Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus laui Antesb. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus lehmannii Miq. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus lemairei (Monv. ex Lem.) Miq. ex Lem. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Melocactus leopoldii auct. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus leucacanthus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus leucaster Hoffmanns. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus levitestatus Buining & Brederoo Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Melocactus limis Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus linkii J.V.Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus lutescens J.V.Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus macracanthoides Miq. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus macracanthos (Salm-Dyck) Link & Otto Accepted L TRO 2012-04-18
Melocactus macrocanthus Miq. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus macrocephalus Lawr. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus margaritaceus Rizzini Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus martialis Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus matanzanus León Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Melocactus mazelianus Říha Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus melocactus H.Karst. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus microcarpus J.V.Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus monoclonos DC. ex Steud. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus monvillianus Miq. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus nanus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus neryi K.Schum. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus obliquus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus obovatus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus octogonus J.Forbes Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus onychacanthus F.Ritter Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus oreas Miq. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18 2
Melocactus ovatus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus pachyacanthus Buining & Brederoo Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Melocactus pachyanthus Buining & Brederoo Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus pachycentrus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus parthonii Miq. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus parvispinus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus patens Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus paucispinus G. Heimen & R. Paul Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Melocactus pedernalensis M.M.Mejía & R.G.García Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus pentacanthus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus peruvianus Vaupel Accepted L TRO 2012-04-18
Melocactus pescaderensis Xhonneux & Fern.Alonso Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus pinguis J.V.Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus placentiformis DC. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus portoricensis Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus praerupticola Areces Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus pulvinosus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus pusillus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus pycnacanthus Cels ex Miq. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus pyramidalis Link & Otto Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus radiatus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus rectiusculus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus reticulatus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus reversus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus roseus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus rubellus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus rubens Miq. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus rubens Pfeiff. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus rudis Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus rufispinus Bertol. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus salmianus Link & Otto Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus salvadorensis Werderm. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Melocactus schatzlii H.Till & R.Gruber Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus schlumbergerianus Lem. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus smithii (Alexander) Buining ex G.D. Rowley Accepted L TRO 2012-04-18
Melocactus sordidus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus spatanginus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus spatangus Pfeiff. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus stellatus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus stramineus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus tenuispinus Link & Otto Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus tenuissimus J.V.Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus tephracanthus Link & Otto Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus townsendianus Backeb. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus trachycephalus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus trichacanthus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus trigonaster J.V.Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus trigonus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus uncinatus Suringar Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus violaceus Pfeiff. Accepted L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23 2
Melocactus viridis Lawr. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus wendlandii Miq. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus xanthacanthus Miq. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Melocactus zehntneri (Britton & Rose) Luetzelb. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23

Statistics

The Plant List includes 296 scientific plant names of species rank for the genus Melocactus. Of these 35 are accepted species names.

The Plant List includes a further 68 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the genus Melocactus. We do not intend The Plant List to be complete for names of infraspecific rank. These are primarily included because names of species rank are synonyms of accepted infraspecific names.

Species names

The status of the 296 species names for the genus Melocactus recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of binomial name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 35 11.8%
Synonym 97 32.8%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 164 55.4%

All names

The status of the 364 names (including infraspecific names) for the genus Melocactus recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of all name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 48 13.2%
Synonym 151 41.5%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 165 45.3%

Of the species names,

The confidence with which the status of the 296 species names recorded in The Plant List for the genus Melocactus, are assigned as follows:

Confidence level Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Total
High confidence 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Medium confidence 27 68 0 0 95 32.1%
Low confidence 8 29 0 164 201 67.9%

The source of the species name records found in The Plant List for the genus Melocactus is as follows:

Source of record Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Misapplied Total
Tropicos 20 70 0 4 0 94 31.8%
WCSP (in review) 15 27 0 160 0 202 68.2%