Melocactus violaceus Pfeiff. [ Melocactus depressus Hook.]
Nova acta physico-medica academiae caesareae leopoldino-carolinae naturae curiosorum (1757-1839)
Nova Acta Phys.-Med. Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. Nat. Cur.

vol. 18
t. 2 f. 1c,d
name recognized:
656210 Melocactus violaceus Pfeiff.

name cited:
655970 Melocactus depressus Hook.

family: Cactaceae
subfamily: Cactoideae
tribe: Cereeae
epithet cited: depressus,-a,-um

epithet recognized: violaceus,-a,-um

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heterotypic synonyms:
Cactus melocactoides Hoffmanns.; Cactus meonacanthus Lemaire ex Steudel; Cereus meonacanthus Link & Otto ex Steudel; Echinocactus melocactoides Lemaire; Echinocactus meonacanthus Link & Otto; Melocactus depressus Hook.; Melocactus melocactoides (Hoffmanns.) DC.; Melocactus meonacanthus Link & Otto;
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