Melocactus evae Mészáros, 1976

ANISITSIANA 22.
A Magyar Kaktuszgyűjtők Országos Egyesületének időszakos kiadványa a Gymnocalycium, Discocactus, Melocactus, Neowerdermannia és Weingartia nemzetségek kedvelői részére.
Szerkesztő: Mánfai Gyula

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Kaktusz-Világ
Abstract

The species Melocactus evae was first found by Elemér Nagy at the west side of the Bay of Guantanamo in 1975. He gave the specimens to Zoltán Mészáros, who described it as a new species in 1976, in honour of his wife, Éva Visnyovszky, microbiologist. Plants are globose, somewhat columnar, 6-9 cm broad and 8-12 cm high, covered with yellowish fine spines. The flowers are big, 22-25 mm broad. Type specimen can be found in the Herbarium of the Cuban Scientific Academy (HAC). Melocactus evae is a member of the Melocactus harlowii aggregate. According to Werner van Heek, it also lives next to the road to Guantanamo at Hatibonico village.

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