Plant Database forum: Genus: Pilocereus

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 24, 2017 10:55 AM CST
Is Pilocereus a legitimate Genus? The following Pilocereus are listed in our database but upon searching the Catalogue of Life:

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- CoL lists it as synonym for Pilosocereus royenii
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CoL has 8 listings under the name of Pilocereus but all are synonyms for other genus
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Sep 24, 2017 11:12 AM CST

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Thank you, Lin. I'll clean those up.
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Baja_Costero
Sep 24, 2017 11:22 AM CST
Yes, Pilocereus was replaced by Pilosocereus (with the two extra letters) in 1957.
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Sep 24, 2017 11:53 AM CST

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In 1957? And The Plant List still doesn't know. http://www.theplantlist.org/tp... This is why we urge people not to regard The Plant List as a reliable source. Smiling

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