Coleocephalocereus

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Coleocephalocereus
Coleocephalocereus aureus01.jpg
Coleocephalocereus aureus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cereeae
Genus: Coleocephalocereus
Backeb.
Species

Coleocephalocereus is a genus of erect and semi-erect columnar cacti from Brazil. These species develop a cephalium with wool and bristles. They are common to the inselbergs of the Brazilian Atlantic rainforest, and can comprise a dominant portion of the flora in these isolated, dome-shaped rocky outcrops.

Synonymy[edit]

The genus Buiningia Buxb. has been brought into synonymy with this genus.

References[edit]

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  1. ^ http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1365-2699.1998.00013.x/abstract;jsessionid=683CBB690E585FD414ED082B1567E501.f04t02
  2. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/browse/A/Cactaceae/Coleocephalocereus/