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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.
Accessions: 4 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

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 [Pará, Roraima]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

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


References:

  1. Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong. 2012. Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 98
  2. Anderson, E. F. 2001. The cactus family
  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).
  5. Dodson, C. H. & A. H. Gentry. 1978. Flora of the Rio Palenque science center.
  6. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  7. Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource).
  8. Funk, V. et al. 2007. 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.
  9. Hokche, O. et al. 2008. Nuevo catálogo de la flora vascular de Venezola.
  10. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  11. Hunt, D. et al., eds. 2006. The new cactus lexicon
  12. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  13. León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier). 1946-1969. Flora de Cuba
  14. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  15. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell. 2000. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis, ed. 2.
  16. Liogier, H. A. 1984-. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands.
  17. Moscoso, R. M. 1943. Catalogus florae domingensis.
  18. St. John, H. 1973. List and summary of the flowering plants in the Hawaiian islands
  19. Steyermark, J. A. & O. Huber. 1978. Flora del Avila.

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


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=9959. Accessed 15 July 2019.