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Taxon: Pereskia bleo (Kunth) DC.

Genus: Pereskia
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Pereskioideae
Nomen number: 27357
Place of publication: Prodr. 3:475. 1828
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 01-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 20-May-2008
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 3 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • wax-rose  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • bleo  (Source: Cact Fam) - Spanish
  • bleo de chupa  (Source: Cact Fam) - Spanish
  • chupa  (Source: Cact Fam) - Spanish
  • chupa melón  (Source: Cact Fam) - Spanish
  • najií  (Source: Cact Fam) - Spanish
  • najú de culebra  (Source: Cact Fam) - Spanish
  • najú de esoubas  (Source: Cact Fam) - Spanish

Distributional Range:


    Southern America


  1. Anderson, E. F. The cactus family. 2001 (Cact Fam)
  2. Backeberg, C. 1977. Das Kakteen Lexikon 355.
  3. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  4. Leuenberger, B. E. 1986. Pereskia (Cactaceae) Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 41:99.
  5. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  6. Moscoso, R. M. Catalogus florae domingensis. (L Doming)
  7. St. John, H. List and summary of the flowering plants in the Hawaiian islands. 1973 (L Hawaii)
  8. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. (F Panama)

Check other web resources for Pereskia bleo (Kunth) DC. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=27357. Accessed 22 April 2019.