Melocactus in Verh. Vereins Beförd. Gartenbaues Königl. Preuss. Staaten 3: 417. 1827, nom. cons., sec. Hunt 2006
- Type: Cactus melocactus
Category E. No assessment of monophyly has yet been possible, because only a few species were sampled or no phylogenetic study has been conducted so far.
Key literature: Monograph by Taylor (1991); floristic treatment by Taylor & Zappi (2004; Brazil); phylogenomic data by Majure & al. (unpubl. data) and a regional treatment by Rigerszki & al. (2007).A
A. Majure, L.C. 2021: Revisions of Cochemiea, Consolea, Coryphantha, Cylindropuntia, Cumarinia, Grusonia, Kroenleinia, Leptocereus, Melocactus, Micropuntia, Opuntia. – In: Korotkova N. & al., Cactaceae at Caryophyllales.org – a dynamic online species-level taxonomic backbone for the family. – Willdenowia 51: 251-270