Cereus hexagonus

Family:CACTACEAE
Species:Cereus hexagonus (L.)Mill.
Common Name:LADY-OF-THE-NIGHT CACTUS
Plant Notes:This arborescent cactus is commonly cultivated in Florida and the West Indies. It is often misidentified as C. repandus, a species with much shorter flowers (5-11 cm long) (Britton & Rose 1920:17-18).
Status:Not Native
Specimen: View details of USF Herbarium specimens

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Classification

Division
Class
Sub Class
Order CARYOPHYLLALES
FamilyCACTACEAE
Genus Cereus
Species Cereus hexagonus (L.)Mill. - LADY-OF-THE-NIGHT CACTUS

Citation

Citation CEREUS HEXAGONUS (Linnaeus) Miller, Gard. Dict. (ed. 8). Cereus #1. 1768.
Basionym: Cactus hexagonus Linnaeus 1753.
Type: SURINAM: Without data (lectotype: Trew, Acta Phys. -Med. Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. Nat. Cur. 3: 25, t. 8. 1733). Lectotypified by Leuenberger, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 111: 153, f. 2. 1989.

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Source

CountyHerbariaLiterature Citation (If Applicable)
St. Lucie USF  

Synonyms

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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Cactus hexagonus Cactus hexagonus Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 466. 1753. TYPE: SURINAM: Without data (lectotype: Trew, Acta Phys. -Med. Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. Nat. Cur. 3: 25, t. 8. 1733). Lectotypified by Leuenberger, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 111: 153, f. 2. 1989.
Acanthocereus thalassinus Acanthocereus thalassinus (Otto & A. Dietrich) Borg, Cacti 133. 1937.BASIONYM: Cereus thalassinus Otto & A. Dietrich 1837. 
Cactus peruvianus Cactus peruvianus Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 467. 1753. TYPE: PERU: Without data (lectotype: Plantin, Pl. Stirp. Icon. 2: 25, "Euphorbii arbor Cerei effgie, sive Peruvianus Cereus vulgi". 1581). Lectotypified by Heath, Calyx 2: 70. 1992.
Cephalocereus perlucens Cephalocereus perlucens (K. Schumann) Borg, Cacti, ed. 2. 144. 1951.BASIONYM: Cereus perlucens K. Schumann 1900. 
Cereus horridus Cereus horridus Otto ex Pfeiffer, Allg. Gartenzeitung 5: 370. 1837.  
Cereus lepidotus Cereus lepidotus Salm-Reifferscheid-Dyck, Cact. Hort. Dyck. 1841: 207. 1850.  
Cereus longiflorus Cereus longiflorus Alexander, in A. C. Smith, Lloydia 2: 199. 1939. TYPE: GUYANA:
Cereus perlucens Cereus perlucens K. Schumann, Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 10: 173. 1900. TYPE: BRAZIL:
Cereus peruvianus Cereus peruvianus (Linnaeus) Miller, Gard. Dict., ed. 8. Cereus #4. 1768.BASIONYM: Cactus peruvianus Linnaeus 1753. 
Cereus thalassinus Cerreus thalassinus Otto & A. Dietrich, Allg. Gartenzeitung 6: 34. 1838.  
Neoraimondia peruviana Neoraimondia peruviana (Linnaeus) F. Ritter, Kakteen Südamer. 4: 1267. 1981.BASIONYM: Cactus peruvianus Linnaeus 1753. 
Pilosocereus perlucens Pilosocereus perlucens (K. Schumann) Byles & G. D. Rowley, Cact. Succ. J. Gr. Brit. 19: 67. 1957.BASIONYM: Cereus perlucens K. Schumann 1900. 
Stenocereus peruvianus Stenocereus peruvianus (Linnaeus) R. Kiesling, Darwiniana 24: 446. 1982.BASIONYM: Cactus peruvianus Linnaeus 1753. 

Specimens

Country State County Date Specimen Notes Image
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 01 Jul 2008 A. R. Franck 706 CULTIVATED.
USA Florida St. Lucie Co. 14 Aug 2002 K. A. Bradley 2427 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida St. Lucie Co. 14 Aug 2002 K. A. Bradley 2427 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida St. Lucie Co. 26 Jul 2016 S. Myers 1851
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