Melocactus azureus

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Melocactus azureus
Melocactus azureus Buining & Brederoo mit weißer Frucht.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Genus: Melocactus
Species: M. azureus
Binomial name
Melocactus azureus
Buining & Brederoo

Melocactus azureus is a species of cactus. It is endemic to Brazil, where it is known only from Bahia. It is locally abundant but the populations are fragmented and vulnerable to habitat degradation.[1]


  1. ^ a b Taylor, N.P., Machado, M., Zappi, D. & Braun, P. 2013. Melocactus azureus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013. Downloaded on 18 September 2015.