Melocactus


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Noun1.Melocactus - genus of strongly ribbed globose or spheroid cacti of tropical South and Central America and the CaribbeanMelocactus - genus of strongly ribbed globose or spheroid cacti of tropical South and Central America and the Caribbean
caryophylloid dicot genus - genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
Cactaceae, cactus family, family Cactaceae - constituting the order Opuntiales
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Os frutos das especies Ximenia americana (Ameixa), Syagrus coronata (Ouricuri), Melocactus zehntneri (Coroa de frade), Hymenaea spp.
Fa Gillett Cactaceae Melocactus mazelianus Riha * Ca x Clusiaceae Oedematopus obovatus (Spruce ex Fa Planch.
Especies dos generos Amburana, Gomphrena, Ipomoea, Melocactus, Mimosa, Mitracarpus e Tacinga, porem distintas das especies indicadas no presente estudo, tambem constam nesta lista.
A study with Melocactus inortus showed that its flowers are visited mainly by three species: Anthracothorax dominicus (Antillean mango hummingbird), Apis mellifera (honey bee) and Solenopsis cf.
ovalifolium, it is more effective dispersing the seeds of Melocactus violaceuss (seeds founded in the excreta of the lizards germinate more rapidly than those that are not consumed).
In this study we report our results on germination time and success from seeds collected from the external area of the snout (Figure 1) and from the feces of an individual of Iguana iguana (Iguanidae) found feeding on Melocactus curvispinus (Cactaceae) at the Tatacoa very dry forest on Central Colombia.