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Taxon: Cereus hexagonus (L.) Mill.

 
Genus: Cereus
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cereeae
Nomen number: 9959
Place of publication: Gard. dict. ed. 8: Cereus no. 1. 1768
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 04-Dec-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 04-Dec-2007
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 4 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • blue cereus  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • queen-of-the-night  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • tall columnar cactus  (Source: F PuertoR) - English
  • cacto columnar  (Source: F PuertoR) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II:
  • Environmental: ornamental

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Trinidad and Tobago
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Para, Roraima]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Antigua and Barbuda, Cuba, Guadeloupe, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and Nevis


References:

  1. Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 98. 2012 (L West Indies)
  2. Anderson, E. F. The cactus family. 2001 (Cact Fam)
  3. Backeberg, C. 1967. Die Cactaceae 2342.
  4. CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource). (CITES Appendices)
  5. Dodson, C. H. & A. H. Gentry Flora of the Rio Palenque science center. (F RPalenq)
  6. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  7. Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource). (L Brasil Online)
  8. Funk, V. et al. Checklist of the plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana). Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 55:1-584. 2007 (L Guiana Shield)
  9. Hokche, O. et al. Nuevo catálogo de la flora vascular de Venezola. (L Venez ed2)
  10. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  11. Hunt, D. et al., eds. The new cactus lexicon. 2006 (Cact Lexicon)
  12. IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  13. León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier) Flora de Cuba. 1946-1962; suppl. (F CubaLeon)
  14. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  15. Liogier, H. A. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands. (F PuertoR)
  16. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis, ed. 2. (F PR ed2)
  17. Moscoso, R. M. Catalogus florae domingensis. (L Doming)
  18. St. John, H. List and summary of the flowering plants in the Hawaiian islands. 1973 (L Hawaii)
  19. Steyermark, J. A. & O. Huber Flora del Avila. (F Avila)

Check other web resources for Cereus hexagonus (L.) Mill. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • 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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=9959. Accessed 14 November 2018.