Definition of Myrtillocactus
1. Noun. Small genus of arborescent cacti of Mexico and Central America.
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Cactaceae, Cactus Family, Family Cactaceae
Member holonyms: Garambulla, Garambulla Cactus, Myrtillocactus Geometrizans
Lexicographical Neighbors of Myrtillocactus
Literary usage of Myrtillocactus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cactaceae: Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Joseph Nelson Rose (1920)
"Section of rib of Myrtillocactus geo- ... Flower of Myrtillocactus geometrizans.. 256. Flower and fruits of Myrtillocactus ..."
2. Cactaceœ of Northeastern and Central Mexico Together with a Synopsis of the by William Edwin Safford (1909)
"Lophocereus, in which the stem and branches are ribbed very much as in Myrtillocactus, and the aréoles are remote on the sterile portions but crowded on the ..."
3. Botanisches Zentralblatt: Referierendes Organ für das Gesamtgebiet der Botanik by Botanischer Verein in München, Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft, Berlin (1905)
"Eighteen subgenera to which less conservative botanists will give generic rank, are recognized : Cephalocereus Pfeift., Lophocereus Berg., Myrtillocactus ..."