Selenicereus

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Contains 3 accepted taxa overall.

Family:CACTACEAE
Common Name:MOONLIGHT CACTUS
Specimen: View USF Herbarium specimens of this genus

Classification

Division
Class
Sub Class
Order CARYOPHYLLALES
FamilyCACTACEAE
Genus Selenicereus

Citation

Citation SELENICEREUS (A. Berger) Britton & Rose, Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 12: 429. 1909.
Basionym: BASIONYM: Cereus Miller, subsect. Selenicereus A. Berger, Rep. (Annual) Missouri Bot. Gard. 16: 76. 1905.
Type: TYPE: Selenicereus grandiflorus (Linnaeus) Britton & Rose (Cactus grandiflorus Linnaeus)

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Species

Scientific NameCommon NameHerbarium SpecimensPhotos
Selenicereus grandiflorus QUEEN OF THE NIGHT
Selenicereus pteranthus PRINCESS-OF-THE-NIGHT
Selenicereus undatus NIGHTBLOOMING CACTUS

Genus Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Cryptocereus Cryptocereus Alexander, Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 22: 164. 1950. Cryptocereus anthonyanus Alexander
Hylocereus Hylocereus (A. Berger) Britton & Rose, Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 12: 428. 1909.BASIONYM: Cereus Miller, subg. Hylocereus A. Berger, Rep. (Annual) Missouri Bot. Gard. 16: 72. 1905.TYPE: Hylocereus triangularis (Linnaeus) Britton & Rose (Cactus triangularis Linnaeus)
Werckleocereus Werckleocereus Britton & Rose, Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 12: 432. 1909. Werckleocereus tonduzii (F.A.C. Weber) Britton & Rose
Wilmattea Wilmattea Britton & Rosem Cact. 2: 195. 1920. Wilmattea minutiflora (Vaupel) Britton & Rose
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