⚠ Version 1 of The Plant List has been superseded.
This name is in version 1.1 of The Plant List, record kew-2712282, with some changes.
This name is a synonym of Cephalocereus purpureus Gürke.
The record derives from WCSP (in review) which reports it as a synonym with original publication details: Estud. Bot. Nordéste 3: 111 1926.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:53241-2.