Melocactus violaceus Pfeiff. [ Melocactus depressus Hook.]
Curtis, W., Botanical Magazine (1800-1948)
Bot. Mag.

vol. 65 (1839)
[tt. 3626-3698]
t. 3691
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name recognized:
656210 Melocactus violaceus Pfeiff.

name cited:
655970 Melocactus depressus Hook.

drawing: W.H. Fitch
engraving/lithography:
Swan

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

epithet recognized: violaceus,-a,-um

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Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, U.S.A.
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synonyms:

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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6 656210 Melocactus violaceus Pfeiff. Pfeiff. [Melocactus depressus Hook.]
W. Curtis, Bot. Mag., vol. 65 [ser. 2, vol. 12] (tt. 3626-3698): t. 3691 (1801) [W.H. Fitch]