Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Melocactus macracanthos

Photo: Gerard van Buurt

Classification

Cactaceae [family]
Melocactus [genus] (4)
macracanthos [species]

Classification

Cactaceae [family]
Melocactus [genus] (4)
macracanthos [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Curaçao
  • Presence status
  • Indigenous (1) - Aruba
  • Indigenous (1) - Bonaire
  • Indigenous (1) - Curaçao
  • Endemic to Leeward Antilles
    Distribution description Native to Netherlands Antilles.
    Notes on presence status Endemic to Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao.

    Publications

    • Debrot, A.O. 2006. Preliminary checklist of extant and fossil endemic taxa of the ABC-Islands, Leeward Antilles. 29pp.
    • Debrot, A.O., Freitas, J.A. de 1999. Avifaunal and botanical survey of the Jan Thiel Lagoon Conservation Area, Curaçao. 28. Carmabi Foundation.
    • Freitas, J.A. de, Nijhof, B.S.J., Rojer, A.C., Debrot, A.O. 2005. Landscape ecological vegetation map of the island of bonaire (southern caribbean). 64. Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity Foundation, Curaçao Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Netherlands.
    • Proosdij, A.S.J. van 2012. Arnoldo's Zakflora: Wat in het wild groeit en bloeit op Aruba, Bonaire en Curaçao. 318 pp.. Walburg Pers, Zutphen.
    • WCSP 2017. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [link]