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Cacti Genus melocactus




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Melocactus bahiensis


Common Name(s):
Synonym(s): Cactus bahiensis, Melocactus oreas, Melocactus amethystinus, Melocactus brederooianus, Melocactus grisoleoviridis, Melocactus lensselinkianus, Melocactus acispinosus, Melocactus ammotrophus, Melocactus glauxianus
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cereeae
Distribution: Bahia - Brazil (South America)
Habit: Globose-Pyramidal
Flower: RedEncounterability: Common Locally in Some Areas
Original Description: The Cactaceae 3 p.234 - Britton & Rose (1920)
Dull green, 1 dm high, 1.5 dm in diameter; ribs 10 to 12, broad at base, 2.5 cm high, each bearing 6 or 7 areoles; spines all brown; radial spines about 10, the longest 2.5 cm long; central spines usually 4, the longest 3.5 cm long; cephalium low, with many dark brown bristles; flowers pinkish; fruit red, clavate, 1.5 cm long; seed black, shining, 1 mm in diameter.
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Melocactus bahiensis
M. bahiensis
Picture taken at: Gene Schroeder's Private Collection

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Melocactus bahiensis
M. bahiensis
Picture taken at: Habitat in Grão Mogol, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Photographer: Adilson Peres
Melocactus bahiensis
M. bahiensis
Picture taken at: Habitat in Grão Mogol, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Photographer: Adilson Peres
Melocactus bahiensis
M. bahiensis
Picture taken at: Habitat in Grão Mogol, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Photographer: Adilson Peres
Melocactus bahiensis
M. bahiensis
Picture taken at: Habitat in Grão Mogol, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Photographer: Adilson Peres
Melocactus bahiensis
M. bahiensis
Picture taken at: Habitat in Grão Mogol, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Photographer: Adilson Peres
Melocactus bahiensis
M. bahiensis
Picture taken at: Habitat in Grão Mogol, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Photographer: Adilson Peres
Melocactus bahiensis
M. bahiensis
Picture taken at: Habitat in Grão Mogol, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Photographer: Adilson Peres
Melocactus bahiensis
M. bahiensis
Picture taken at: Habitat in Grão Mogol, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Photographer: Adilson Peres
Melocactus bahiensis
M. bahiensis
Picture taken at: Habitat in Grão Mogol, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Photographer: Adilson Peres
Melocactus bahiensis
M. bahiensis
Picture taken at: Habitat in Grão Mogol, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Photographer: Adilson Peres

Melocactus bahiensis subsp. amethystinus


Common Name(s):
Synonym(s): Cactus bahiensis, Melocactus oreas, Melocactus amethystinus, Melocactus brederooianus, Melocactus grisoleoviridis, Melocactus lensselinkianus, Melocactus acispinosus, Melocactus ammotrophus, Melocactus glauxianus, Melocactus griseoloviridis
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cereeae
Distribution: Brazil (South America)
Habit: Globose-Pyramidal
Flower: RedEncounterability: Extremely Rare
Species Notes: M. griseoloviridis is a common misspelling of the synonym M. grisoleoviridis.
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Melocactus bahiensis
M. bahiensis subsp. amethystinus
Picture taken at: John Senior's Private Collection, Howell, NJ

Photographer: John Senior
Melocactus bahiensis
M. bahiensis subsp. amethystinus
Picture taken at: Itaobim Minas Gerais, Brazil

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

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