Melocactus violaceus Pfeiff.
Martius, C.F.P. von, Eichler, A.G., Urban, I., Flora Brasiliensis (1840-1906)
Fl. Bras.

vol. 4(2): (1869-1890)
[Balanophoreae; Aristolochiaceae; Rafflesiaceae; Nymphaeaceae; Cactaceae]
t. 48
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name recognized (= name cited):
656210 Melocactus violaceus Pfeiff.

family: Cactaceae
subfamily: Cactoideae
tribe: Cereeae
epithet: 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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Melocactus violaceus Pfeiff.
C.F.P. von Martius, A.G. Eichler, I. Urban, Fl. Bras., vol. 4(2): fasicle 108, (Balanophoreae; Aristolochiaceae; Rafflesiaceae; Nymphaeaceae; Cactaceae): t. 48 (1890)